Nothing beats the comfort of a nice cozy sweatshirt, but that’s just not my style. In my life, sweatshirts (hoodies) are for hiking or working outdoors. For everyday, I want something cozy with a bit more cute factor.
My fabric was two yards of a 60 wide poly/cotton blend double knit. I knew from the moment I saw it on the bolt that I had to turn it into a winter tunic. It sat in my stash for a few months while I found time to make garments for everyone else, but this past week I finally decided that with Halloween and Christmas finally out of the way I was sewing for me. So I started drafting.
For a hint of causal sweatshirt appeal, I had planned to leave all my hems unfinished so they would roll. However, once I started working I discovered that the fabric wasn’t going to hold up to that as I expected. So I stitched the collar over, leaving a hint of roughness where the asymmetrical split falls open. I did proper finishing on the cuffs and hem. Looking at the collar now, I wish I had just gone and made a self binding. The seams were all serged, so it came together very quickly.
I wore it to run some errands yesterday and since it was a bit chilly, I tossed my favorite cardi over top. I was really happy with how the two layered. My next project for me is going to be a black and grey skirt that I think will round out this look really well. I’ve been wearing jeans for more than usual lately and it’s time to get back to skirts and dresses.