Folks, I’m in love – again! For the first time ever I made a sweatshirt and I’ve fallen for it hard!
In one of my many journeys of online fabric shopping sites I came across some quilted jersey and I knew from the start that this wanted to be a quilted sweatshirt. But I don’t really wear sweatshirts – I find them either to tight around the waistband or too baggy, the neckline is too high and also I’m not much into activities that require specialised sweating gear. So no sweatshirt for me, although I gather that the quilted sweatshirt is even a Thing this season, there are pinterest boards devoted to it and all!
And then I discovered Burdastyle 6/2014 # 114 – and my problems were solved. No tight neckline, no restrictive waistband, bagginess yes, but the floating kind. I had overlooked it completely when it first came out, must have been because the model looked so sickly and miserable in her bright yellow shirt, but now I made it up in a less dominating colour I love it.
It is, as you can see, very oversized. I even traced the size 36 rather than my usual 40 and it still fits very loose everywhere. It’s got a high-low hem and together with the quilted fabric for the body this makes this the most comfortable thing ever. It’s a bit like wearing your blanket – Helena from Gray All Day has spoken about the benefits of blanket wearing more lyrically than I ever could.
I thought the sweatshirt was a bit plain when it was finished, so I added a letter appplique. S&D for Said & Done. My family found this hilariously ridiculous, but hey, this is how I roll.
And then… Well, you know where this goes, don’t you?
Yes, exactly! Then I went through my stash and make another one:
I all blame it on the weather: It’s suddenly got really cold, but I’m really done with winter now and want spring to arrive. It’s going to be a few weeks, I know, but still…
Aaannnd I have more knits in my stash that would make nice sweatshirts… And stash busting is a good thing, no?! So maybe I should take up a sport so I have some higher justification for wearing sweatshirts all the time 😉