Since I just posted a few days ago, this is going to be a mini blog post about my latest make. I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Cashmerette Club, a members-only virtual sewing club hosted by Cashmerette Patterns (duh!). For the next three months, I’ll be making (and probably posting) the monthly pattern in the Cashmerette Club. The September pattern is an expansion of the Stanton Hoodie. The Stanton is a trendy athleisure hoodie with pullover and zip-up versions. The Stanton Hoodie expansion takes this great pattern and gives you the option to turn your hoodie into a sweater dress or a half zip cozy jacket. In what is a probably a shock to no one, I chose to make a sweater dress.
I haven’t made the original Stanton hoodie, but the instructions for the original Stanton and the expansion are pretty easy to follow. Just make sure you cut out the right pattern pieces for your particular project. I kind of scanned the instructions and cut my pattern pieces while watching TV, and I ended up with extra pieces that are only needed for the half zip neckband project instead of the sweater dress project. I played around with the color blocking and used Kaufman Trainers sweatshirt fleece in Woodrose for the body and ruby 4×2 stretch rib knit for the cuffs, front pocket, bottom band, and hood stripe (both from fabric.com). The dress is so snuggly and lovely that it’s sure to get a lot of wear during the colder months. If you’re interested in trying this pattern, check out Cashmerette Club. With a membership, you get a new pattern every month, exclusive Cashmerette discounts, access to live events and fit classes, and so much more!