I am loving the athleisure wear trend. We get to be super comfy, AND look incredibly chic? Why didn’t we decide this was cool sooner?
To bring some runway inspiration into this DIY project, I decided to take a look at some Vetements looks. Their oversized sleeves and cropped sweatshirts create some interesting silhouettes, and they manage to make a classic hoodie just a little more fashion-forward.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 1 yard Light Gray Bamboo and Cotton Stretch Knit Fleece
- 2 Rag & Bone Black with White Stripe Rib Knit Trim
The sweatshirt itself is fairly easy to put together. You can trace an old sweatshirt to make your pattern pieces. In this case, I actually traced a slightly oversized t-shirt, since I knew this was going to be a little more fitted than your typical pullover.
The part I was a little worried about was the neckline, but it ended up being super simple.
First, I measured around the unfinished neck of the sweatshirt and multiplied the number by .9.
This would give me 90% of the original measurement, to account for ease. So while the neckline of my sweatshirt measured in at 23″, I cut the trim to about 21″ and sewed it to the wrong side of the collar. I then encased the raw edges in French seams.
To make yours lie a little flatter, you could cut it shorter or add side seams instead of one seam in the center back.
To go along with the deconstructed look that’s been popular recently, I left the seams around the armholes exposed.
This fabric was a joy to work with. It’s face is incredibly smooth, and the fleece backing is beyond soft. I’m definitely going to be getting some of the other colors to make more of these in the future.
What about you? Will you be trying a project like this?