Sav’s Sweatshirt

I don’t know who Sav is, but they inspired one of the comfiest sweatshirt patterns that I now own.

When if first saw the release of Greenstyle’s Sav’s Sweatshirt pattern, I knew I had to pick it up. Not only did it look cozy, but I’ve seen several oversized styles like this in stores and it seemed right up my wardrobe isle. For starters let me tell you that I did not follow the suggested recommended fabric for this shirt – it notes that a material with limited (or no) stretch should be used… which is perfect for all those sweatshirt fleece that you stumble across in stores, but never can use with “regular” patterns because those generally call for knits that have 30-40% stretch. For my version, I really wanted something that was lighter weight and just felt great to lounge in so I opted for a tie dye French terry from So Sew English Fabrics and the longer length.

Overall this was a VERY easy pattern to put together (aside from the fabric requirements and seam allowances, I didn’t need to refer to them) and very straightforward design. Everything went together well. As for the fit – it’s exactly as expected: oversized and very comfortable. In fact, I love it so much I could make about 100 more and live in them all winter long! Instead, I think I may just try the cropped version with a heavier sweatshirt material.