Monday, September 23, 2013

Inspiration: sweatshirts

I accepted a hard truth this weekend: summer is not coming back. Yesterday was the first day of fall, and the temperatures have been crisp for a week or two. And we all know pumpkin spice lattes are here, so that's the real clue, right? As resentful as I am of losing my favorite season (summer, in case you couldn't tell) at least fall=sweatshirts!

Last week I went to a local children's consignment store and picked up some fall/winter clothes for AB. I absolutely fell IN LOVE with this adorable sweatshirt dress:

The color, the stars, the jersey sleeves, I'm crazy about all of it. The brand is Circo if you're curious, which I think they sell at Target. I already have big plans to copy it using the Hangout Hoodie pattern from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop as a base.

But I can't let AB have all the fun! Last winter, I found this sweatshirt (it fits more like a top) at Goodwill:

It's from J.Crew and I think I paid about $4 for it. I seriously have to stop myself from wearing it every. day. Anybody know of a good women's sewing pattern that looks similar? It probably wouldn't be TOO hard to copy on my own.

Girl Charlee carries some cute sweatshirt knits, including this fun print. I got a swatch in one of my orders and it's crazy comfy cozy:

Nature's Fabrics also has tons of sweatshirt fleeces. How fun is this leopard print?

And for some fancy schmancy sweatshirt inspiration, check out these examples on the Mood Fabrics blog:

Are you sewing any sweatshirts now that fall is here to stay?

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