I call this garment a jumper (with an Australian accent) but many refer to it as a sweater. Are you in the jumper or sweater camp? Slouchy sweater just rolls off the tongue, hence the blog title, so maybe I have a foot in both camps?
This is a ponte version of the Japanese pattern I shared with you last week.
Yes, it’s another slouchy piece of outwear that I love to wear with skinny jeans, boots and a scarf.
The fabric is from The Cloth Shop. I fell hard for the big floral print. The details of the flowers are amazing as the ponte has been digitally printed.
I paid a lot of attention to pattern placement. Interestingly, it was the neck band and sleeve cuffs that got the most attention. I wanted less print on the neck band as there was a bunch of flowers on the upper front body and the opposite on the cuffs. I imagined that light coloured sleeve cuffs would easily become grubby.
Having already sewn this pattern recently, I made two small changes to this version to suit my personal preferences. Namely, I reduced the width of the neck band by 3/8″ (1cm) and the width of the sleeve cuffs by 3/4″ (2cm).
The slimmer neck band has helped the neck band sit flat and the smaller sleeve cuffs ensure the sleeves stay at my wrists… just where I like them.
I predicted that the stretch in the fabric would accommodate the smaller sleeve cuff. It wasn’t the case. Oh how I battled with those sleeve cuffs. They look fine from the outside but the inside resemble a red hot mess. I’m okay with that, but I’m not showing you any pictures!
Just in case there is a next time for this pattern I have taken some width out of the sleeve pattern piece so I can still have smaller cuffs without any angst when attaching them to the sleeves.
Pattern: Sweatshirt E from ISBN978-4-579-11563-1
Size: Oversized (one size)
Fabric: Digital print ponte from The Cloth Shop
Alterations: Shortened the sleeves by 2″ (5cm), reduce the width of the neck band by 3/8″ (1cm) and the sleeve cuffs by 3/4″ (2cm).
Outfit: Jeans from Witchery, scarf from Scarlet Jones and boots from Obus.
Photo Location: Maranoa Gardens