A Brushed (P4P Oversized) Sweater is Even Better!

Jan 25, 2020

The Oversized Sweater is taking the P4P sewists by storm and I’m for sure part of the hype.  The pattern lives up to it’s name, with the incredibly roomy silhouette, but it also is incredibly roomy for how  many different versions you can make out of one pattern purchase.

Much like the other version I made during the pattern testing process, I had major doubts about how it would work for my body type and personal style preference.  And to make matters even more complicated for my style brain, I opted to sew up the three options that I almost NEVER choose for myself: Banded Waistband and Turtleneck.  Who am I these days?

As soon as I tried it on, I knew this was going to be circulated in my wardrobe a lot for the remainder of the winter season.  It somehow all fell into place and it’s one of my new favorite tops — not joking for a second!

It’s possible that the fabric choice helped a lot with this.  Greens go well with red hair and my coloring.  The fabric is the December 2019 shipment of the Threads of the Month subscription service that I run over at Thread + Grain.  [Update 06/28/22 — T&G closed down and now I run the fabric subscription over at Patterns for Pirates: Fabric for Pirates!]  It’s a yummy brushed ribbed knit and is seriously so soft and cozy and the ultimate fabric to be wrapping yourself in this time of year.  I adore it…and am kicking myself for not sewing it sooner.  The holiday season took over before I even realized and I just didn’t have a chance for “fun sewing” until now.

If I had to choose between the two Oversized Sweaters I’ve made so far, I think this style is the winner, winner, chicken dinner.  Honestly, having the tighter waistband pull the top back to my figure helped me feel less “lost” in such a generously fitted top.  Plus, I’m always drawn to bolder, brighter colors and prints.  So if you ever see me in a solid, it’ll most likely have a royal tone to it like this.

The only thing I really want to complain about, in relation to this sewing escapade, was the photography side of it.  Sure, I think my photos turned out as I’d hoped.  BUT, it was hella cold outside and it started snowing on me!  Which was pretty…but the snowflakes kept getting between me and my camera and it was throwing my focus off!  I had SO. MANY. photos end up out of focus because my camera was zeroing in on a single, stupid little snowflake, instead of me.  Rude, Mother Nature.

Okay, but maybe the snowflakes made for a couple pretty photos regardless.  I suppose I can’t be too mad.

Patterns: Oversized Sweater by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Thread + Grain’s December 2019 Threads of the Month [now Fabric for Pirates]

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