Today I'm very excited to announce the launch of a new pattern. I first started developing this pattern in January of 2017. I was looking for a casual and sporty sweatshirt that would be really easy to sew but also had some interesting style lines. The Ali Sweatshirt features dolman sleeves, a shoulder yoke and a cropped length that narrows to the high hip. It's the perfect addition to your me-made athleisure wardrobe. Whether you're working out or just lounging you'll love wearing this sweatshirt. You can wear it to the gym, to the beach or anywhere you need an extra layer of warmth. The roomy fit pairs well with jeans and leggings for everyday stylish comfort.
This sweatshirt has some fun design features and lots of opportunity to play around. The yoke provides the perfect place to experiment with color blocking and the simple shape is a great basis for all sorts of hacks. There are two views, a traditional crewneck and a scoop neck plus the option of bracelet length sleeves or longer, slouchy sleeves. The instructions will walk you through an easy method of sewing and topstitching the center back yoke and sleeve seams. The topstitching is optional but provides a kick of visual interest and enhances the sporty vibe.
I designated the skill level as Advanced Beginner but I think it really is simple enough for a beginner too. If you’re just getting your feet wet sewing with knits, you can keep it simple and not include any topstitching. But I encourage you to give it a try, because with a little practice it’s not too hard to master. Plus, I have a sewalong in the works that will roll out over the next month. The sewalong will include tips, tricks and photos to walk you through every step of making your own sweatshirt.
And, until Sunday, Sept 16, 2018 at midnight Pacific, you can get 15% off using the code ALISWEATSHIRTLAUNCH at checkout. I hope you love this pattern as much as I do!