Not your ordinary sweatshirt

Now that Winter is a distant memory in Australia, I decided to make a sweatshirt (not for the gym) using McCalls 6614 and fabric I bought in NYC from Kashi (Metropolitan Textile Corp) in 2013.

This year Kyle and I spent the day fabric shopping and Kashi was our first stop.

This textured knit hasn’t got much stretch so I failed with the neckband but added navy sequin trim on the front shoulder seams. 

A simple sweatshirt

I originally bought the navy trim for a jacket, but I can’t see myself making a ‘french’ jacket any time soon.

Can you see the trim?

Technical info:

This version uses Small at the shoulders and bust by Medium at the waist and hips.
On the sleeve, I moved the shoulder dart forward by 2cm but there’s still a drag line showing. I took 5cm from the bodice lengths and did a sway back adjustment on the centre back panel. I’ll lower the back bodices by 2cm – personal preference.

I could easily hide in that roll of fabric. I bought some too.

But I really wanted to put up this post because I had a great day shopping and catching up with Kyle again; going back to see Kashi and his really neat fabric store; visiting NYC and being a fabric shopaholic.


PS: I had an ‘only in New York’ moment while waiting to Kyle to arrive. I was waiting in the building foyer and a man stepped from the lift and proceeded to sing an aria. He was wonderful and it was the perfect building structure for such a well trained voice.
‘Only in New York’.