Burdastyle 6/2014 #114: Said&Done – The Sweatshirt Edition

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.

IMG_0661It 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. IMG_0660It’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.

IMG_0663Other people have A&F embroidered across their chests, I have Said & Done! At least I don’t make my staff wear flip flops at all time like Mr Abercrombie and Fitch does, apparently!

And then… Well, you know where this goes, don’t you?

Yes, exactly! Then I went through my stash and make another one:

IMG_0700This time from some very light jersey that had been left over from other projects.


IMG_0703Not so much of the blanket look here, this is just a quite shameless “Just rolled out of bed” look.

IMG_0705And – because I can – some more self-promotion.


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 😉



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12 thoughts on “Burdastyle 6/2014 #114: Said&Done – The Sweatshirt Edition

  1. navybluethreads February 6, 2015 at 7:50 pm Reply

    What a great pattern Chris! And a bit of self promotion never did anyone any harm now and then 😉 Love the quilted fabric you’ve used. Wearing a blanket sounds like the ideal solution to our weather too.

  2. Tia Dia February 6, 2015 at 8:39 pm Reply

    You’re hilarious! I love both versions of this. Superb self-promotion, imho.

  3. SewingElle February 7, 2015 at 1:01 am Reply

    You have the sweatshirt aesthetic down pat. And here I am thinking about getting clothing tags with my blog name. You just go right ahead and appliqué them on your front!

  4. Helena@grayallday February 7, 2015 at 4:28 am Reply

    I have apparently had this pattern just sitting in that magazine and never realized how cute it could be! So inspiring. And another blanket wearing opportunity – I’m in!

  5. Mia February 7, 2015 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Well, without really noticing the title I thought she made her pair of white jeans for spring, but after I recognized the S & D it was clear. Great job with that “insider tip” – both version look superb. And hey: self promotion > absolutely justifiable! 🙂

    • Chris February 10, 2015 at 10:44 pm Reply

      Haha Mia, when I made white jeans, I’ll let you know first – but not without making the right underwear first 😉

  6. vintagevictori February 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm Reply

    Well this just perfect! Excellent work!

  7. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! February 7, 2015 at 9:20 pm Reply

    Well your “just rolled out of bed” look, looks just great to me! I like the design of your shirt too! A bit of promotion is always a wonderful thing!

  8. Emma Jayne February 8, 2015 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I like it. A branded sweater that requires no sweaty activity and is totally unique. I’m inspired to make one with “CC Est. 2012”

    • Chris February 10, 2015 at 10:44 pm Reply

      That sounds like a great idea! I’ll be waiting for you post! 🙂

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  10. […] me thank all of you who commented so kindly on my recent sweatshirt makes! I was so pleased to hear that none of you thought my shameless selfpromotion was completely […]

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