It’s getting a little chilly here in Sydney, but luckily the sun is shining so, it could be worse I suppose. We are woefully ill prepared for cold weather. As I watch the kids shivering in the playground, I thought it was time to get sewing something warm.
I am addicted to sweatshirts! Those who know me will know I have a vast collection myself. This will be one of many sweatshirt posts over the coming months. Bertie is first off the block.
This is a Brindille and Twig pattern from Etsy, I have made this top many times, it’s fast and easy to construct. The main fabric is a fleece lined sweat from Remnant Warehouse, I used a little piece of spotty black sweat fabric for the pocket and some grey/blue marle ribbed knit for the collar, cuffs and waistband. These pieces I picked up at the charity store. I think the whole sweatshirt would have cost about $5 in material.
The sweats are the Mini Hudson Pants by pattern designer True Bias. A great pattern, as they have room round the hips and taper to skinny – not like those balloon-type sweat pants that you often find in pattern collections in the stores. Even better, she has produced a grown up version of this pattern, they are next on my (very long) list!
I used the black spotty sweat fabric for these pants, with grey contrasting pockets. This fabric isn’t as stretchy as the pattern suggests, they won’t last him very long. But, as a first attempt they work quite well.