By now I think it's pretty safe to say we are all in love with squish. Like super in love. Like if we could marry squish we would. Now I love all my detailed squish hoodies and vest etc etc but I was desperately in need of a quick cute cozy squish sweatshirt that could be dressed up or down. I searched high and low for the perfect pattern- something crew neck ish without the crew neck. Finally the beautiful Anna of Honeysuckle Handmades suggested the Brindille and Twig Street Style Hoodie. She said it was her squish go to favorite.
So I checked it out. I didn't want a hood mind you but the neckline looked like something I could work with to just put a neckband on. So I plunged in and I'm so glad I did! I'm in love! It's a great loose fit (Definitely, don't size up), plenty of room to hide my food babies but still look cute, cozy, and best of all quick! The size runs from Women's XS to XXL and it comes with either a scuba style hood or a cross over.
Not a hood fan or low on fabric? skip the hood and add a neckband! This is super easy. You'll just sew your hoodie together as directed minus the hood. When finished measure your neck opening and multiply that by .86 and add the seam allowance in. Easy as pie! I usually make my neckbands around 2 inches wide give or take depending on the seam allowance. I like a finished neckband of about 3/4 inch.
Here is some more inspiration with a hood from Anna.
and another of mine I've made sans hood but more dressed up so you can see how this sweatshirt can go either way. Also looks like I like the same pose too! :P
So what do you all think? Simple and cute and extra amazing in the Toxic Monochrome print happening as part of our Pre-Order right now. The pattern is perfect for all the other bases too! Now, what could make this better? Well, we have an awesome giveaway for you with this Sew or Die bag and mug that could be yours!!
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Happy Sewing and Rocking,
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