There are photos included of every step and also a sew-along available here* for further visuals and different wording! The instructions in the PDF have photos with each step and different sections for the different parts clearly marked, a cutting layout and guide on how to do bust adjustments are also included. The pattern also includes different cut lines on the top bodice pattern part for short or long torso and small or larger bust. There are choices of standard or thumb-hole cuffs a choice of a hood or a cowl neck and the ability to add drawstring cords if wanted. Instructions are not given in this file for making your own drawstring cord but if you have the Elevation hoodie pattern you could use those to make your cord coordinated.
It requires 40 pages printed for the pattern and putting together is very straightforward no-trim for US letter paper. Printing on A4 needed a bit more thought and assembly took a little while to match perfectly although still went together with all the lines matching in the end.
I used 1m of tubular sweatshirt fleece (2 metres wide when cut open and laid flat) and scraps of cotton jersey left over from other projects (Easy Tee and Merryweather) I was intending to do the entire thing in the pink sweatshirt fleece and pink ribbing cuffs but due to a flaw on the fabric and a cutting mistake on my part I ran out and had to use some grey sweatshirt fleece topped with cotton jersey for the front under petal. I am actually really glad I did as I love the result it has given, especially when the cowl is rolled down to show the matching lining!
I left off the cords on this one as I haven't been able to find where I put my eyelets but have left enough of the cowl lining unstitched to the bodice so I can go back and add them if I choose to when I find them!
It took me about 4.5 hours from printing to finished to make this but would have been a little quicker if I hadn't made the cutting mistakes!
How does it fit?
Jeans Pattern - Birkin Flares
Fabric - Sweatshirt Fleece and Cotton jersey
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