Happy New Year!!! I am so excited to kick off this new year with lots of great new projects to share with you! I took some time over the holiday break to map out my plan for 2020…as I am sure most creatives have done as well! A new year is always exciting with so much potential ahead. I have some great ideas, themes and of course some fun collaborations in the works. Let’s get this party started with my first make of 2020!!!
A huge trend right now is a great sleeve detail. When I saw the new Sheridan Sweater pattern from Hey June Handmade, I immediately was drawn to the gorgeous bubble sleeve option. Who doesn’t love a cozy sweatshirt in the winter months, and to make it fashion…WIN!!!! I am obsessed with this new sweater and have worn it a few times already!
I was gifted this gorgeous sweatshirt fleece from Eagle Fabrics. If you missed my last collaboration with them, be sure to check it out here. Their fabric is all produced in the United States and they do a lot of work to create fabrics that are sustainable, organic and eco-friendly.
They sent their Poly Cotton Fleece in Lino- a really pretty oatmeal/cream color way with a fleece lining. The fabric is pretty thick and has such a soft and cozy feel to it. The fabric has some stretch although not like a knit would have. It sews up easily and isn’t too thick for a rotary cutter!
I used the new Sheridan Sweater pattern from Hey June Handmade. The pattern is written for fabrics with at least 60% stretch. Since this fleece wasn’t quite stretchy enough, I simply cut up a 1/2 size. It was a little snug going over the heads and cuffs but totally wearable once it’s on! I’d suggest sizing up a full size or maybe just following the pattern directions for fabric requirements HA!
The pattern comes with two neckline options: a built-up bateau neckline or a crew neck. You can sew the sleeves with a simple hem or the cuffed version. The hem of the sweater can be left simple or with a band. I chose the bateau neckline, cuffed sleeve and banded, cropped length. I love how quickly the sweater sewed up and the ease of the pattern directions. Hey June patterns are always a win in my book!
The Final Look
Funny story. I did a marathon photo sesh one day and this sweater was the last one in the queue. I threw it on, changed my pants and jumped out of the car to take pictures. Well, as soon as I got back to the car and saw my reflection in the car window I noticed it was on backwards the whole time!!! DOH!
I couldn’t let it be, so a few days later I threw the outfit back on…this time with the sweater on the right way (thanks to my Kylie & the Machine tag) and snapped a few more pics. I’m not sure if it’s super noticeable or not but I just had to redo them to settle my mind.
Have you ever had a wardrobe snafu like that? I’m so silly! Oh well!!!! I hope you love this new sweater as much as I do! It’s going to be on repeat this winter because it’s so cozy and comforting!