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.  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.

And since I mentioned it, it’s certainly worth talking about more.  But this fabric came from the monthly fabric service that I operate via Thread & Grain.  It’s called Threads of the Month and it is SO FUN for me, and something I look forward to each month!

How exactly does Threads of the Month work, you ask?  It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

  1. Sign up!
  2. Receive!
  3. Sew!

As a lover of fabric and sewing and color, my goal is to deliver some amazing fabrics to you — of which you can turn around and make some amazing threads for yourself.  Each month, you will receive 2-yards of knit fabrics (on varying bases) in the mail.  Most of the time it will be a continuous 2-yard length, but we might surprise you with some coordinating prints from time to time.

The Threads of the Month subscription price is $25 and includes shipping.  Right now, we are keeping it to US delivery only, but we hope to open it up beyond that soon!  We will try and provide you with inspiration for these prints, as well as surprise goodies included in the packages from time-to-time.

Sign up for THREADS of the MONTH here!


Patterns: Oversized Sweater by Patterns for Pirates

Fabric: Thread + Grain’s December 2019 Threads of the Month