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
Looks fab, was the zip difficult to insert?
I’ve just made 2 different versions of the Jarrah in fleece back sweatshirting. Its definitely that time of year.
No the zip wasn’t that tricky at all. Worst bit was the thinking about getting an equal amount of the zipper tape exposed on both sides, then realising that I was over thinking and just went with it! I’ve never made the Jarrah although I know it is a well loved pattern
This is lovely! I just bought some french terry to make a sweatshirt too :). I think it will be the Sloane sweater from Love Notions.
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I love the yoke options on that pattern although I’m desperately trying to pull back on pattern buying atm! I’ve so many printed out without even knowing what I have!