The fall is here again!
I always do a little happy dance for my favorite time of year. I had a chance to get out and take some engagement photos (a year later–we’re on top of things here) last weekend which was a ton of fun. The colors on the trees were absolutely perfect. Hopefully I’ll get them back so I can share them with you all soon!
It seems like I always find the best fabrics in the fall, too. This quilted jersey was just begging to be made into a cozy top of some sort, so the second I got it home, I cut into it. I’ve been on the look out for a cute sweatshirt pattern for a while, but none of them really did it for me until I saw the cute little crossover on the back. I bought it over the summer knowing I’d want something snuggly soon, and this fabric seemed like the perfect fit.
It was a pretty easy make. It took a couple of hours, start to finish. All of the raw edges are serged, turned under, and stitched with a long straight stitch. I left the sleeves a little long because I like to pull them over my hands on chilly days. Plus, in Chicago, every inch of skin needs to be covered come winter.
I’m not crazy about the fit in the shoulders. I probably should have graded down there–I usually do. There’s not a picture of the front on the pattern envelope, and I think that it’s meant to be pretty slouchy from the start. Not a huge issue for me, but worth noting if you hate your bra straps peeking out.
Pattern: McCall’s 7127
Fabric: Quilted jersey from joann