Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Brunswick Pullover


Happy Wednesday sewing friends! I have two great new sews to share with you today, one for my sweet girl and one for me! These two hoodies (as my girl would say) are the Brunswick Pullover by Hey June and we both are in love with them!




I knew right away when Adrianna from Hey June released the Brunswick Pullover that my 14 year old would absolutely love it; hoodies are her thing nowadays. After I purchased the pattern, though, I loved all of the details, I wanted to sew one for myself.  



Looking around on the Fabric Mart site, I called my girl over to help me narrow down the ponte knit selection (there's a lot of ponte in the shop). She loved this olive green ponte, and not too surprisingly I fell for the blue. After looking at the pictures, I realize we both picked fabrics that match our eyes, ha! Both of our fabrics are currently out of stock, but the fabric content (if this helps you find something similar) was polyester/rayon/lycra.



The ponte we landed on is lighter weight than the last ponte I ordered from the fabric mart shop (you can see it here in this black cardigan). I absolutely love that carding, but it rarely is cold here in Florida, so this lighter weight ponte is perfect for our mild Florida winters We'll definitely get a lot of wear out of our Brunswick Pullovers!





The Brunswick Pullover has two main views, one with a cowl neck option and one with a hood. We each selected a different view for the top of the pattern, but we both wanted the kangaroo pocket option. I definitely want to sew another one, though, because there's a really cute option were there are side vents that button at the bottom of the sweatshirt!





As always, Adrianna's instructors were super clear and easy to follow. After sewing clothes for so many years, there aren't too many sewing things that confuse me, but cowl necks sure do! I think it's their odd shape and curved seams. But, Adrianna has great illustrations that make the cowl neck step incredibly easy! 

Here's a quick recap of all the sewing goodies:

Fabric: Ponte from Fabric Mart (the particular colors I sewed with are out of stock, but the fabric content blend I used was polyester/rayon/lycra
Size: 4 for my girl and 8 for me
Alterations: I'm wearing view A, and my girl has a combo of view A and view B. No other alterations other than combining pieces from view A and B for my girl!

Thank you Fabric Mart for the great fabric!  Teresa from Dandelion Drift

1 comment:

  1. These look so cozy, and these colors are great on both of you!

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