Everyone deserves to be both comfortable and fashionable, especially since many of us are looking at another winter spent in the safety of our home offices. Because of this, we’re extremely excited to announce our unisex pattern collaboration with @sewyourview this month! Join them for their January challenge as they sew our new Hickory Ensemble, which features a loose crewneck raglan sweatshirt and casual sweatpants with an elastic waist and cuffs.
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
How to Sew the Pants:
Beginning with the pants, attach your two front pant panels at the front rise using a stretch or overlock stitch. Repeat with your two back panels along the back rise.
Pin the angled edge of your pocket along the accompanying angled edge along the front panels of your pants. Using a stretch stitch again, sew along the edge like you see below. Faces together, sew the matching pocket bag along the curved edge of the pocket and turn the pocket toward the inside of the pants. Pin into place (or staystitch) at the waistline and side seam.
Attach the front and back of your pants at the inseam and side seams, again using a stretch or overlock stitch.
Double roll the bottom edge of your pants 1/2″ and then a full inch and sew along the top fold, like below. Leave a small portion open to feed elastic through. Cut elastic to comfortably fit around your ankle, feed through and secure.
Create your waistband by attaching the front and back at the side seams, faces together. Fold the waistband down in half and pin along the top of your pants, aligning the side seams and center front/back before evenly gathering in the rest.
Note: for extra fit support, you could also feed extra wide elastic into the waistband.
How to Sew the Shirt:
First, attach the front and back of your sweatshirt at the side seams using a stretch or overlock stitch.
Create each of your sleeves, folding in half with the faces together and sewing up the inseam. Set each sleeve into the armscye of your shirt, aligning the side seams and pinning up to the shoulder. Sew each with a stretch stitch.
Create your collar by sewing up the center back seam with the faces of your rib knit together. Turn right side out and fold it down in half before pinning the back seam to the center back neckline of your shirt. Evenly gather your neckline into the collar, stretching the collar as you sew using a stretch stitch.
Repeat the steps above to create your cuffs and waistband, and attach them to your garment similarly.