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.