January for the majority of us means sweater weather. The trend right now seems to be leaning toward an oversized, super cozy, slouchy sweater — and we jumped right on board with that style! Aptly named, the Oversized Sweaters are about to be your new best friends. Let’s talk about them, shall we?
The Oversized Sweater patterns are super classic loose sweater / sweatshirt / jumper patterns. The fit and style is so versatile and can be used with all the cozy fabrics everyone loves and stockpiles during the winter months! It’s time to use that stack of fluffy fabrics you’ve accumulated! This fast and easy sew will fill up your closets with pieces your whole family will love!
You can pick from 3 different necklines: a classic crew neckband, a tall turtleneck, or a hood — and the youth pattern even comes with optional ears! You can get creative with the short pointy ears (kitty, fox, wolf), rounded ears (bear, koala, panda), and long bunny ears. Who can resist those adorable ears? The hemline also includes 3 options: tight waistband, curved hemline and a split high low hem.
With the loose fit and many options you can create so many different looks with fabrics like french terry, sweater knits, sweatshirt fleece, fleece, sherpa, etc.
**Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for these pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started! As with all of our current releases and updates, the pdfs now include our layers feature and can be found in Letter, A4 and A0 sizes. And for even more helpful fun, we have a *free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them.
Let’s take a quick look at the different options!
HEM OPTIONS: HIGH-LOW SPLIT / CURVED / TIGHT WAISTBAND
NECKLINE OPTIONS: FOLD-OVER TURTLENECK / CREW / HOODED
OPTIONAL ANIMAL EARS INCLUDED IN THE YOUTH PATTERN: POINTED EARS / ROUNDED EARS / BUNNY EARS
How about some fabric inspiration? The looser fit means you can use something super drapey or super thick for different looks. Here are some of the favorite tester choices:
In case you were looking for some more inspiration, you can find all of our tester images in our Facebook group! Go check them out: Oversized Sweater Facebook Album | Oversized Sweater – Youth Facebook Album
Are you ready to sew your new favorite sweater? Go grab the patterns now!
And if our pattern alone doesn’t provide enough options for you, we’ve also included a blog post that will help take your Oversized Sweaters to the next level! Go check out our Easy Hacks Post to see how to make some slight alterations to the original pattern, to customize it even further!
The release sale (no code needed) will be through Saturday February 1 (11:59PM US Central Time Zone).
Happy Sewing, Pirates!