Pardon the cheesy pose, please. Well, summer is over, and we are heading into the colder months! I much prefer summer clothing to winter clothing. I have issues with being cold, and it never seems like there are enough layers for me. I also like to be comfortable and practical (wash & wear), and for me, comfortable seems to equate with frumpy. Another weird thing is that my neck is always cold in the winter, so I end up wearing turtlenecks on a daily basis. I GET TIRED of wearing turtlenecks every day. I do the scarf thing, but sometimes that doesn’t work so well. But this has nothing to do with the sweatshirty thing I made, does it?
I got this super soft, double-layered knit fabric from the Fabric Depot outdoor sale a couple of years ago. As you can see, it is striped on one side and dotted on the other. They had this color and this kind of weird purple. I wish they had had more! I decided to make a sweatshirt, but I thought I’d try to make it kind of loose-ish, which seems to be the trend these days. I adapted this pattern from Tamanegi-Kobo by bringing up the armholes quite a bit, making the arms full length, and bringing in the neckline. I still have some mixed feelings about how this came out. The wide band at the bottom didn’t come out exactly as I had envisioned, though I didn’t really have a vision to begin with (you know what I mean). The neckline is still way too wide for my taste. Cold neck! Cold neck! I might take it in a little bit and sew a little tuck in there. Other than that, though, it is super comfy, and I will be wearing it a lot this winter (with lots of layers underneath).