I have another pattern test for you today. This is the Slouchy Sweatshirt from Nap Time Creations. It is a nice easy sew, and a fairly simple pattern. I wanted to make some easy to wear tops like this, and the pattern test came up. Perfect timing! I made lots!
This first one here I made out of a black sweater knit, with a performance knit on the bands and neck binding. I made a size L, which worked for a baggy sweatshirt for me. I was between a M and L, so I went up. I think it is a little too big, but I know I will still wear it a lot for both casual and work.
Now this next one I made in a size M. I reduced the neck band size down from 2.5″ wide on the black one to 2.0″ wide on this one. I haven’t seen the final pattern, so not sure if she reduced the width or not. It stuck up a bit on the black one. That seemed to take away the excess on it. I would suggest looking at the stretch on the binding. You should have to stretch it while putting it on the shirt, and if there is not stretching, then it is too long. I went an inch or so shorter on this one.
This is a tan velour-type fabric. It has a nap, so I had to make sure to cut everything to make sure it was all going the same direction. I love the little shine it has to it, and it has a bit of lycra in it. Another good staple for the wardrobe that I can wear to work or just with some jeans, as I did here.
I did make one more, but didn’t have time to take pictures when I wore it. Hopefully, I will get some pictures soon. I also made the bone colored one I posted, previously. They are definitely a wardrobe staple!