Sister Mintaka presents the Chestnut Sweater and Top by Cocowawa.
This easy sweatshirt sewing pattern and top is the perfect garment to learn how to sew with knits with both an overlocker / serger and a regular sewing machine. This sweatshirt sewing pattern comes with 6 different versions between the sweater and the top, and 3 bow options to choose from.
In general, you can opt for the sweater with three bow options or the top with the same alternatives. Firstly, version A of either of them has a lovely circular opening at the back that closes with a big bow. Meanwhile, version B sports four bows at the back closing the bodice. And option C offers a more subtle bow alternative with a nice slit or vent at the shoulder. In addition, the top has a slightly longer back and two slits at either side; whereas the sweater offers two sleeve lengths: 3/4 and long sleeves. To sum up, take a good look at all the options and pieces on before you decide which one to sew first.
There is a sew along video available for this pattern: CocoWawa YouTube
Materials and Supplies
|Fabric requirements||150 cm||115 cm|
|Sweater||1.4 meters||1.8 meters|
|Top||1.9 meters||2.1 meters|
Sweater: medium to heavy-weight knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20%. For example thick knits, stable firm knits, cable knit, knit fleece, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits and French Terry, with a two-way stretch.
Top: medium knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20% and not too fine. For example interlock, double knit or ponte di roma, with a two-way stretch.
Supplies: Ballpoint Needle or Jersey Needle, Optional Twin Needle, regular thread, Ribbon for the bows – woven, velvet, organza, satin (Approx. amount needed 2 × 40/50cm long for each bow)