Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vintage Floral Luxe Sweatshirt

Thanks to Meg's Sew a Luxe Sweatshirt post. I knew this was going to be one of my future projects. I went with the top right fabric, Moods Fabrics' Red and Gray Silk-Cotton fabric
and per Meg's suggestion I went with an ivory ponte

 The pattern was my hardest choice, did I want raglan or did I want drop shoulders? After looking at Meg's post and a magazine page from In-Style magazine, I went with a dropped shoulder, using Burda Style 11/2012 #128 (which can be purchased and downloaded at the Burda Style website).
Luxe sweatshirt made from Mood Fabrics' vintage rose fabric and ponte knit





    On this pattern measure the width and double check the shoulders, they ran very wide or should I say very dropped. This is a quick garment to make and the bold print the impact is great. The ponte knit works perfectly for the cuffs, waistband and neckline.


I do believe I made the bottom band too wide, on the next one I will make the band smaller and I am thinking about making a raglan sleeve version.  I would like to compare the two looks and see if I have a preference.
Luxe sweatshirt made from Mood Fabrics' vintage rose fabric and ponte


    I was a bit on the fence about this look but Kaitlyn took my pictures and said "I really like this, it looks good and can you make me one?" Isn't she so sweet? I will wear my Luxe sweatshirt with pride and let Katilyn do some fabric shopping!
Luxe sweatshirt made from Mood Fabrics' vintage rose fabric and ponte




These pictures were tough to take, wind gusts at about 25 mph, not good for the hair and the garment.  In fact, we took the chevron knit top on the same day and Kaitlyn's hair was flying all over the place.  A benefit for  me with short hair, it just sticks straight up!  LOL


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I had to go out-of-state for family reason's the first of the week, so my post was delayed.  Now playing catch-up at work, hoping to see my sewing machines again on Thursday.  One thing I know for sure, there will be a cute little guy modeling a Halloween costume on my Friday post!

16 comments:

  1. These luxe sweatshirts are such a fun trend! I love this!

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    1. Thanks, they are a fun trend and comfy, too.

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  2. I love you luxe sweatshirts. This pattern is next on my list of things to make. I am using 2 different ponte kinis for mine. Your neck line looks much higher than in Burda magazine. I also see that you added a neck band. I love your changes and will keep them in mind when I make mine. Thanks

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    1. thanks, Kathi, I did raise the neckline a bit.

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  3. They are very nice...love the colors!!!

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  4. Great use of fabric 'Girls....so trendy. You look great and so comfortable wearing it!

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    1. Thank you, it is fun to wear.

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  5. I've clicked on this rose print fabric on Mood's website, but never ended up buying it. I love the fabric combination and I'm always a sucker for anything with flowers on it! You know it looks good when your daughter wants one too. I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy!

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    1. Thanks, Shar, it is a nice print, has some structure to it like cotton. You are so right when a teenage daughter gives you a compliment, it is a good!

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  6. Great shirt! Love the fabric combinations you chose.

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  7. Lori - I have a feeling you'll be putting these out there one after another. Very cute!

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    1. Thanks, it is a fun top and quick to make!

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  8. This turned out great. I would love to get around to making one of these.

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    1. Thank you, it is a quick sew.

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