Frivolous at Last - McCall's 6792 and Vogue 9026 sweatshirts

Wrapping up in Cozy, Part 2: McCall’s & Vogue Sweatshirts

More snuggly sweatshirts for snowy Sunday snack snarfing!


This is McCall’s 6792 (Misses’ Batwing top and dress). I used some wool-blend jersey leftover from my early Marty Feldman wadder. Looking back on it now, I really could have rescued that top, but that’s several more years of sewing experience talking now. (Plus regret at having wasted beautiful royal blue wool jersey.) At the time, I was too disappointed to keep working on it, and too inexperienced to know that it could have been saved.

Speaking of my younger sewing self, on the most recent episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, Helena and I chatted with Cennetta of The Mahogany Stylist about what advice we’d give our younger sewing selves. (Whether we would have actually followed that advice is still up for debate.) Hope you can take a listen.


I have made this batwing top once before. It’s a very quick sew but you still get a bang for your two-hour buck with a bit of strategic colour blocking.


It’s super comfy, but with a little more style than your average sweatshirt.


And next is Vogue 9026, which is now out of print. I was attracted to it because I am a sucker for anything with angled seam lines; you might be able to see that the side seams angle inwards toward the hem.


This pattern is another good opportunity for mixing fabrics and even using up leftovers. I had just half a yard of this quilted knit and was able to make the front as well as the cuffs and hem out of it for some textural interest.


Frivolous at Last - Vogue 9026 sweatshirt

The pattern is drafted with extra-long sleeves.

Frivolous at Last - Vogue 9026 sweatshirt

I was inspired by this Ted Baker top I saw years ago:

Ted Baker Jacquard Top

Of course, mine cost quite a bit less. 🙂

Frivolous at Last - Vogue 9026 sweatshirt

If the weather is getting wintry in your neck of the planet, I hope you, too, are happily snuggling up in your favourite cosies.

Thanks for stopping by!

— Lori


19 thoughts on “Wrapping up in Cozy, Part 2: McCall’s & Vogue Sweatshirts

  1. Wow! These are both super cool. I’m not usually a sweatshirt person, but I really like the look of both of these, especially the color-blocked garment. It’s got a great ’80s vibe.

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    1. Definitely an 80s thing! I remember buying a batwing top as a teenager in the 80’s and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. This shade of cobalt blue was also popular around the same time.


  2. I laughed like a crazy woman reading your post on the Marty Feldman top! It’s amazing how much we learn from one garment to the next. I’ve thought that about so many things I’ve made – that I easily could now fix what I had given up on in the past. Of course we have to take into account our emotional state at the time we’re tossing the “fail” 🙂

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    1. A very good point, Kathleen! Emotional state is key to whether we’re going to hold on to something to fix later. I actually have a large storage bin filled with clothes awaiting alterations/fixing. Sigh.


    1. Funny you should say that, Janet. I have the Linden pattern and have made it, too, but I’ve never quite understood why it’s so popular. Unless people are really, really into the most basic of sweatshirt designs, I guess, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think I like the stuff I sew to be at least a little different than what you might normally find off the shelf.


  3. With you on that one! I guess Linden is easy, and quick to sew and I’ve seen lots of variations and hacks on it (including some I wouldn’t have thought were from the same pattern) but I usually prefer a pattern design that has something you definitely couldn’t buy for less on the high street.

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