Snuggly Sweatshirt

Winter is coming!!

And I’m not happy about it. But at least I’ve got a snuggly sweatshirt to keep warm with.

almond rock captial chic white russian minerva sweatshirt

This is the White Russian by Capital Chic Patterns. As soon as I saw this pattern my eyes popped out. I knew I’d be making it when the weather turned.

almond rock captial chic white russian minerva sweatshirt

I used this amazing flecked sweatshirt fabric from Minerva Crafts — seen previously by Rach here and Katie here. It’s sold out in black but also comes in burgundy. Yummy.

Buying ribbed fabric by the length is so much easier; it’s not as thick as packaged ribbing but I like it that way.

almond rock captial chic white russian minerva sweatshirt

You’ll notice I shortened the height of the cuffs, neckband and hems. I prefer them being thinner and less obvious. I did this by eyeballing what looked better to me.

I used half a metre of the ribbing and it was just enough to cut the bands to the size 12 pattern pieces. If you wanted to cut a bigger pattern size you’ll need more of this but it’s pretty bargainous.

almond rock captial chic white russian minerva sweatshirt

I sewed this up using the overlock stitch on my sewing machine as my overlocker is poorly. It uses one needle and stitches a clever little seam about 5mm wide made up of two stitch types on top of each other. It’s quite a slow stitch basically. But even with that, this took only three hours to make!

almond rock captial chic white russian minerva sweatshirt

So there you have it. Snuggly and quick to sew, what more could you ask for!?

(19) Comments

  1. Swirlyicing says:

    Like the material and a great fit. Well done!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you mum!

  2. Really nice Amy! I have made 3 so far. Perfect timing for them as well!

  3. Looks so cute on you.

  4. Love this top, looks great on you. Thanks for sign posting pattern and fabric I will go and check out the pattern now

  5. This is such a cute pattern. I love the quilted lion variation, do you think you’ll make more?

  6. Love this Amy! Especially with the skinnier cuffs. Am going to have to investigate that sweatshirt fabric…

  7. Great. I have a stack of Jersey to crack into as it gets colder. But still enjoying wearing my Mathilde blouse it has been so nice. Jo x

  8. bimbleandpimble says:

    This looks so snuggly!

  9. Lovely sweatshirt! I just bought some thicker knits that are now waiting for some perfect pattern inspiration… decisions,decision, decisions… 🙂

  10. This looks so cozy…and quite easy to make too! The fabric just looks so snuggly and warm. Nice one.

  11. This is so cute! I love the fabric! I want one just like it! 🙂

  12. Aha! I love this Amy, what a fantastic fabric choice. Great idea to add the traditional ‘V’ under the collar for a sporty look too.

  13. we have made the SAME SWEATSHIRT. same fabric, same pattern!!!

      1. now I’ve seen you’ve linked to mine now i’ve got over how excited i am haha! i’m going to stop commenting and rambling now lol! *embarrassed*

        1. almondrock says:

          Heeehee twinsies!!!

    1. almondrock says:

      You have excellent taste

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