Lace Sweatshirt

I saw this gorgeous Zimmerman eyelet lace on Mood’s website and immediately bought a few yards. I wasn’t sure what I’d make with it. I finally decided on a sort of wrap skirt (almost done with that by the way) but then an idea for a girly sweatshirt popped to mind. I wanted to make both so I had to go on and buy a few more yards before it sold out. As it turns out, the 2 pieces were from different dye lots and looked noticeably different in color so I can’t really wear these pieces together. (Note and warning to myself and others on buying the same fabric separately)

For the sweatshirt, I knew I wanted raglan sleeves and ruffled short sleeves with ruffles at the waist too. I decided to use the Grainline Linden Sweatshirt pattern again (used it here for the quilted short set) because I can easily modify it to make all of this happen.

Adjustments made as follows:

  • Lengthened the short sleeve version by 3”
  • Widened sleeve by 7” total using slash and spread
  • Added a sleeve ruffle, 4” tall by 21.5”
  • Sewed ruffle on with 3/4” seam allowance and then sewed it down to create a casing for 3/8” elastic around the elbow
  • Added a bodice ruffle, 4” tall by 44” (22” for the front and 22” for the back)
  • Sewed ruffle on with a 1” seam allowance and made casing for 5/8” elastic around the waist

In conclusion, I’m very happy with this version. I would like a lace version without the ruffles as well. Being that the lace isn’t stretchy, the neckband could’ve been a bit smaller as well to hold it in better.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris Schwab says:

    That is so very cute! Great idea…sorry you can’t wear the two pieces together…


    1. Thank you Chris! I may try to wear them together anyway! It may not be much of a difference.


  2. robbie says:

    Gorgeous! So pretty and feminine.


    1. Thank you so much! This fabric is amazing. It feels feminine and comfortable!


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