The moment I saw the illustration for this oversized pullover I knew I wanted to sew myself one...or two...or a dozen.
The sleeves are quite wide, especially around the wrist area. There are
darts to draw in some of the fullness, and after I tried the top on I
went back and made those darts even deeper. Bur I still think the
sleeves are too loose. I will also remove some of the width in the body
of the top. In the middle of winter (when we hit our series of below
zero temps outside, and our temps inside the house remain pretty chilly)
a top that is loose at the wrists and lower body like this will just
let the cool air flow around my body. I'm getting chilled just
thinking about it! (Ha, ha - I'm not real sure what I was doing when my
hubby captured this pic, maybe we were talking about the football
Another cool design feature is the side panel that is sewn to the front and back of both the body and the sleeve. I was curious why the pattern description said “sleeve in three pieces” and now I understand. I think that panel could make for interesting colorblocking. For example, I was thinking of sewing the top out of a Ponte Knit and using a faux stretch leather for the contrast panel.
This one was my test top. Now that I know what I'll do differently, I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the perfect fabric for my new (dozen) stay-at-home pullover top(s).
link to the Vogue website where the pattern can be purchased.