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Mad About Plaid

September 17, 2017

On Saturday morning, I was in still in my PJs wandering around Pinterest when I came across this picture of plaid sweatshirt made out of a woven fabric. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to make it.  Unfortunately I did not have the Linden Sweatshirt pattern and I did not have any flannel. I also live an hour away from the nearest JoAnn’s, so I decided to improvise. Enter Kwik Sew 3045:

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I made this one before, but never out of a woven. For the plaid, I pulled out a small remnant of Pendleton wool that I have had in my stash for over three years. I loved it, but up until this point, it was way to small for any pattern. For the sleeves, neckband, waistband, and cuffs I used a brown double cotton poly I purchased from Mood.

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I usually cut a size 12 in the big five, but since this is an unisex pattern, I went with the extra-small size. I ended up removing an inch from each side and six inches from the length. I also added a waistband and cuffs on the sleeves.

Here is what I removed from the sleeves:

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Here’s what I removed from the front and back:

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I love the way it turned out–more like an office-appropriate pullover than a sweatshirt.

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After I made this version, I decided I needed another. I pulled out a remnant I bought at the Habitat ReStore in Hickory, NC. Do other Habitat ReStores have fabric, or is this just a Hickory thing????? In any case, I used this wool blend for the front and the back, and a charcoal double-knit for the sleeves, neckband, etc.

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Since I’ve run out of weekend, I’ll have to stop making the plaid, woven sweatshirts for now, but no promises for next weekend.

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3 Comments
  1. danvillegirl permalink

    Truly like versions of this top! Give me a great idea how to use some knit plad I have.

  2. danvillegirl permalink

    Plaid not plad-oops!

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