The Jarrah Sweatshirt – Pattern Review
Done is better than perfect.
I had been searching for weeks for a pattern to make with this beautiful dreamy pink leopard print terry fabric I purchased from Simplififabric and just could not settle on one. I finally decided to make the leap and use it to make the Jarrah sweatshirt – view A by Megan Neilsen.
Anyone else have anxiety trying out a new pattern?
Even after cutting into it, I questioned my choice but I am so glad I trusted the process. Since this fabric is not fleece-lined, it actually has the perfect amount of drape for a lightweight cozy sweatshirt for the Jarrah!
I absolutely LOVE how this sweatshirt turned out! It has a boxy fit which gives such a nice silhoutte when tucked into a pair of pants or a skirt. That french tuck does wonders! The drop sleeve also adds the extra spice and slouchyness that I was looking for!
The only modification I made was extending the neckband by an inch. I used the same fabric for the neckband, cuffs and bottom hem as opposed to the recommended ribbing. I found that the neckband was a bit tight around my neck and the fabric was pulling. Adding the extra inch to the neckband solved all those issues.
I opted to pair the Jarrah sweatshirt with an old tulle skirt I made over 4 years ago. I mean what a perfect combination for a Valentines day outfit. Here in Ontario we are still in lockdown so I’ll likely just be wearing sweatpants this year ha!
I did have a lot of fun dressing up and wearing heels for Galentines Day! I also wanted to participate in some online valentines day sewing community challenges this year which gave me the extra motivation to finish this make on time!
The Jarrah Sweater has so much potential with many different options to mix and match hems and necklines. Next up, likely a boxy tee because I need more of those in my wardrobe!