Cowl neck sweatshirt is this weeks sewing project. I know it’s been a bit since I’ve last posted, but that’s because the summer has been so busy and it finally caught up with me! A few trips to Kelowna and a lot of family came to visit, which was so awesome. Anyway, that’s the reason for me being MIA this past week. Yet, here I am, back at the 52 weeks of sewing and this cowl neck sweatshirt is the perfect almost fall project – let’s get sewing!
What You Need
- 2 1/2 yards of sweatshirt fabric
- matching thread
This pattern is a free one from Jessica Rabbit – check it out. I have a few tips and tricks, but over all, it’s a great pattern.
First, print your pattern and put it together.
Then, map out your pattern pieces to ensure you’re maximizing your fabric.
For this whole project I used my serger – didn’t even turn my sewing machine on. You pick which machine is best for you.
She has the right moves since she pulls one of my favourites by creating one seam with the sleeve and the side body.
Attach the bottom and then the cuffs and the cowl.
When it comes to the cowl, I skipped the button wholes in hopes of creating a more polished piece – not so casual. I did, however, use the fold hem technique on my serger and it worked well.
Make sure all of those seams line up and you’ll be left with a super polished piece.
It turned out a bit bigger than I thought it would – I went for a small. Next time I’ll try an XS. Although, it’s easily modifiable – I think I’ll be okay with it baggy over black leggings.
Thanks so much for visiting – happy sewing and have a great week!