Happy New Year!
First make of 2023! It’s definitely a time for sweatshirts. For weekends, slinging on after the gym, and for keeping toasty working from home.
I needed a new sweatshirt, I had the fleece back cotton sweatshirt fabric in my stash, I just needed a new pattern.
Something a little different. Something that reflected the half zip trend of 2022/23 to keep me up to date now that I’ve just turned 50!!
Using this as inspiration from Joules
And this one from Varley
But wanting something a little more cropped, I came across Mimi G Style Simplicity S9182
It’s a semi cropped half zip sweatshirt with an exaggerated collar and slightly dropped, slightly balloon sleeves and deep cuffs. The line drawing really appealed to me.
It is quite a neat fit. This is the pattern size eight which married with my bust measurement of 34 inches. I didn’t want an oversized look, but size up if that is what you are after.
I love the unique look of the oversized collar.
Inserting the zip neatly was probably the trickiest bit.
Mimi G patterns come with much more in depth instructions than your usual big four pattern with good instructions for the zip.
However I would really recommend buying a longer than necessary zip and using this method instead. Because I had bought the correct sized zip, not a longer one. I used a combination of them both.
My fabric was from 2021 stash but is typical of a fleece backed cotton medium heavy sweatshirt fabric
The lovely zip with gold pull is from Plush Addict -through their shop front on Amazon
I’m really pleased with it.
It’s just what I had in mind.
Love, Lucie xx