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1.23.2015

Cozy Winter Long Sweatshirts: Take 2

While I was hitting publish to my post about my cozy sweatshirts yesterday, I realized I had two more cozy sweatshirts from the same pattern that I had forgotton to take pictures of. So you get another dose of my momiform today.
This first floral one is my favorite. It's a ponte de roma knit that I got for the purpose of making a sweatshirt. It's not quite as stiff as sweatshirt fleece, but it works pretty well for this purpose. I want a floral sweatshirt so bad, but I'm not willing to fork out the money for fabric. (I should just buy a RTW one.) I didn't quite have enough so I did some colorblocking at the widest part of the sleeves. I love how it breaks up the print. This one also has an extra two inches on the sleeves and the hem.
In this picture of the floral sweatshirt you can see more of the orange/coral flowers that match the sleeves and ribbing. It's hard to see from far away. On the gray you can see the fabric pieces that I added for more length.
This gray one I made without making any alterations to the pattern. It was my first: a wearable muslin. I did add a thick band to the neckline for a cozy neckline. The overall length is great, but the sleeves were too short so I cut them and added some matching fabric. It made them overly long, but I like them that way. I also sewed some long buttonholes to the sleeve bands for thumbholes which I love. This gray is a thicker heathered gray jersey. It's a great basic piece.
What is you cozy, winter momiform this year?
Heather

2 comments:

  1. Love the grey one. the longer sleeves, and the cool neckline are so great. The neckline is like a modern turtle neck. Way cool!
    I used Its always Autumns easy raglan tee to make two for me. I found a cute white sequin tank for $4, and had some red ponte de roma knit. It went together like a dream. And for the other one I took an old thermal shirt of my hubbys and cut it down to fit me. I love both of these shirts, easy and a refashion of what I already have! My younger sister wants one of her own now. :)

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