Go big or…
The expression ‘Go big or go home!’ is one that resonates with me. I wonder if that’s why the Japanese pattern book with the loosely translated title of ‘Big clothes, small clothes’ is a favourite of mine.
You may remember that I sewed this jacket from the same pattern book a few months ago.
This jumper is all the things I don’t like about many sweatshirts…
The neckband isn’t sitting flat (which is a pet hate of mine!),
the sleeves are too long even after I shortened them,
and the hem band causes bunching.
But despite ALL these things, I just adore wearing this jumper.
The fabric was purchased from The Fabric Store in Melbourne several years ago. I believe it was dead-stock from an Australia kids clothing company which is no longer in business. The cotton/lycra sweatshirt material is quite thick and surprisingly warm. The weight of the fabric actually makes this jumper a delight to wear… it feels like being wrapped in a big hug!
And I’ve always been partial to any material with a fleck!
I’ll be back in the few days to show you my ponte version of this very same pattern! If you can’t wait that long, here’s an Instagram sneak peek.
Pattern: Sweatshirt E from ISBN978-4-579-11563-1
Size: Oversized (one size)
Fabric: Cotton/lycra sweatshirting fabric from deep stash (originally purchased from The Fabric Store)
Alterations: Shortened the sleeves by 2″ (5cm)
Outfit: Jeans from Witchery, Doctor Who Cowl and boots from Floresheim (many moons ago)
Photo Location: Eastern suburbs, Melbourne