Glamparama Friday! I’m almost done glamping, I swear. Today’s post features Willow & Co’s Hawthorn Sweatshirt. To be honest, this was the very last Wanderlust Collection pattern on my to-sew-list. I just wasn’t that into it. Well, the Hawthorn Sweatshirt just had to go and prove me wrong. And I’ll admit that I was wrong; really wrong. I didn’t think a sweatshirt could be exciting to sew, but this one is. The construction techniques are legit. And by legit, I mean super-professional. It sews up flawlessly! Really, I don’t think you could tell that E’s Hawthorn Sweatshirt is handmade if it weren’t for the twill tape on that one side (you’re going to look, aren’t you?!).
The Hawthorn Sweatshirt pattern ranges from size 6/12 months to 12 years, has a classic standing collar, and several options to make it the way you like. You can choose a full or half zipper. You can add side seam pockets. You can even choose to make a Hawthorn Sweatshirt with split side seams and a lower hemline for the back. I sewed the split side seam option and am so glad I did! The side seam split is finished with twill tape. And the accompanying tutorial for the twill tape finish? MIND BLOWN. I now want to twill tape all the things.
Pattern: Hawthorn Sweatshirt by Willow & Co Patterns
Size & Options: Size 18/24 months. Full zip, side seam pockets, split side seams with lengthened back hemline.
Fabric: Hunter orange sweatshirt fleece, teal rib-knit cuffs (also used on the pants in this post), and facings/pockets in grey chambray swiss dot (also used on this Ash Jumpsuit outfit). I’m actually not sure if woven fabric is recommended at all for the Hawthorn Sweatshirt, but I used it for the facings/pockets/yoke/collar lining and it was fine. Proceed with caution, perhaps?
E is also sporting her Kudzu Cargos and Fawn Lily Tunic. Mama-made headband tutorial coming soon to Glitter+Wit, as well as similar styles for sale in the Glitter+Wit shop.
One cool feature of the Hawthorn Sweatshirt is the top-stitched back yoke. I went a step further and top-stitched my facings for even more oomph. Also, sorry for the sad photo; enjoy this peek into the life of a two-year-old. ;)
E has gotten really good at climbing the fence…
…and wearing headbands! The Hawthorn Sweatshirt was one of only two Willow & Co patterns I had left to share. Do a little process of elimination and you’ll know that Glamparama will end tomorrow with the Persimmon Dress. It’s going to be great!