This was an easy sweatshirt to make, and it reminds me of the collegiate sweatshirts we all wore back in the 90’s, baggy in the body, with cuffs and a waistband. I used a Burda pattern, found here and here, with a few modifications.
I purchased my fabric from The Smuggler’s Daughter, an online fabric store. Susan sells only beautiful, high quality fabrics! The main body is a ponte knit. I used an overlay of plaid Rodarte fabric, which is a very loosely woven textile with holes. I cut the fabric so that the plaid would be diagonal. I cut a matching front and back from the ponte, and zigzagged the edges of woven over the ponte together before beginning construction.
The plaid fabric was unsuitable for a regular folded over (hemmed) neckline, due to the easy fringing on the cut edge. I decided to add a neckline binding. It is so easy to add this modification to any Tshirt or sweatshirt. particularly boat necks. Here, I’ll show you how.
Cut a strip of fabric for the neckline. It does not have to be the exact length, because you will trim it later. Make sure you have a few extra inches of length. I cut my strip 2 inches wide. You can make it thicker or thinner. I used a rotary cutter and a ruler to cut it. Quilting supplies are very handy to have when sewing clothes.
Attach a one inch strip of fusible interfacing to each shoulder seam on the back. Sew one shoulder seam. Leave the other open.
Attach the binding to the neckline, stretching slightly as you sew. I used my Bernina seam guide (screws into the machine, and you can adjust it for any seam width) for a perfect 5/8 inch seam to guarantee a really polished look.