|Pattern Description: |
Close-fitting, pullover tops have princess seams and narrow hem. A: purchased trim. A and B: neck band. Fitted jacket has hem band and exposed zipper. C and D: contrast lined hood. All have cuffs, and fit for men's sizing. (AKA unisex sizing AKA they're too lazy to make a women's sweatshirt.... :P )
I felt like this ran a little bit on the large side actually. Then again, it's men's sizing, so I'm not sure what I expected.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I suppose it looked like the drawing. The photo is really unhelpful for this pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I do not like the fact that the bottom band of the sweatshirt is just a little smaller than the rest of the bottom in order to make it fit closer. I would rather have elastic, because I feel like that's going to stretch out of shape in just a few wears. I also don't like that the pockets feel really small, low, and close together. I prefer my pockets larger and higher up, though that may have something to do with the fact that I made a medium when I would be an XS in this pattern. But it's still something to note.
I used fleece.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added a cutie mark to the pocket, pegasus wings to the back, and pony ears to the hood to make this a "My Little Pony" sweatshirt. Otherwise, I didn't change the pattern at all--I wanted to see if there were components of the raglan style top that I like. I enjoy the sleeves on this, but I don't think this is going to be the pattern I draft off of to create my own pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably won't sew it again. There are other sweatshirt patterns out there that I like better than this one, although I did like the hood and the zipper insertion.
It's a fine sweatshirt pattern, but not my favorite. I may use the hood when I make my own pattern, but otherwise, I don't plan to keep this pattern.