Hi, everyone! It’s Patti here today, showing you the coziest new sweatshirt in my closet. I started with the Zinnia Jacket (aff link) pattern and hacked it a little to get just the (Pinterest-inspired) look I was going for!
There’s not much cozier than a chunky cowl neck for me, so now that there’s a bit of chill in the air, I keep reaching for this sweatshirt again and again!
You might be thinking that this doesn’t look exactly like the Zinnia pattern, and you’re 100% correct, but it actually didn’t take very many alterations to get this look from the pattern! Here’s what I did:
- Cut the front pattern piece on the fold instead of cutting two mirrored pieces, and omitted the cut-outs for the pockets
- Lowered the neckline by 1″ around the entire neck
- Used a self-drafted kangaroo pocket (see the pattern piece below) and attached it just like Melissa did in her tutorial here.
- Used a self-drafted cross-over cowl/collar (see the pattern piece below)
- Lengthened the bands at the sleeves and bottom to account for not using rib knit
That’s it! Here’s a look at the kangaroo pocket pattern piece:
And here’s the cowl/collar pattern piece. I made mine 8″ tall (plus seam allowances) and long enough to cross over by quite a bit in the front.
Once I had all my pieces, this sweatshirt came together sooo quickly! I love those quick, satisfying sews, especially when you end up with such a cozy result!
Thanks for reading, and happy sewing!
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