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Sew DIY Ali Sweatshirt - Pattern Test

I recently had the opportunity to pattern test the new Ali Sweatshirt from Sew DIY.

This test was very well-timed, as we were heading into winter in Sydney, as well as going off to even colder climes in New Zealand for a holiday.

I made my test out of a super snuggly organic sweatshirt fleece which was from fabric.com about a million years ago.  It felt really good to finally use it for something!



I made the scoop neck version and added some length in the bodice and sleeves, which is a pretty usual adjustment for me (I am six foot tall).  I might remove a touch from the sleeves if I made this again, but I do like how snuggly it is with the longer sleeve!

The pattern has a shoulder yoke which offers opportunities to have a contrasting colour or fabric there (you can see a good example of this on the pattern page itself) and can see where it is in the picture below.



I should note at the point that the pattern has changed a little since I tested.  One of the common feedback points was that the sleeves had too much volume - I am pretty sure Beth has slimmed them down in the final version.

My version is a halfway house, as I took pictures for the feedback and then also slimmed the sleeves down anyway...


I really like this sweatshirt.  It's a good mix of having some volume, but still being flattering - as well as a good mix of a basic wardrobe staple with a few details such as the yoke and neckline to make it not boring.  I would recommend it if you are looking for a new sweatshirt pattern!

Ciao for now!




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