Cowl Neck Sweatshirt.

You know those days when you want to curl up on the couch in a blanket with some hot chocolate and a great book?

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This is the sweatshirt to grab.

Especially if Spring still hasn’t hit.  Gaah.

Personally, I think it’s a socially acceptable {and spankin’ cute} way of wearing a blanket around town.  The pattern is a free one I stumbled across from Jessica Abbott at Me Sew Crazy.  It was so easy to follow.  AND, it got me to clean our entire counter off so’s I could lay all the papers out to be taped.  So, win, win.  Also, my husband helped me, which made it go much faster.  Win, win, win.

I got sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn(s) and unashamedly just copied her storm cloud looking charcoal one.

In her how-to she says you can use the same material as the body for the cuffs and hem (which I did) if you don’t have matching color ribbing.  While that works just fine, I learned that it does make for some pretty unforgiving cuffs if there is no stretch to the fabric.

Bah.  But it’s soooo cozy I don’t mind.  Lesson learned.  Next time I’ll give the fabric a tug test for stretch ‘fore I purchase it.  But look at that cowl!  The inside is so comfy.  Like, sleep comfy.

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Also, it has drop shoulders which I love.

…Terry cloth would be easy.  Str-a-a-tchy..

I found navy striped terry cloth here and bought like 4 yards.  Mm-hm.

For this sweatshirt, you need to know how to make button holes for the drawstring, you can see down there.  I did not, but I just looked up some tutorials and practiced on some scrap.  No sweat.  Now I loves to make them.

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I feel the itch to try the pattern without the sleeves or cowl neck using just jersey knit to make a sophisticated, simple tee..  Ooh!  Or even with them to make a wintry tee.  Woohoo!

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Hopefully Spring will come next week.  But until it does, keep yourself cozy.  ‘Bye!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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