Pink Simplicity #8790

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

More cozy sewing happening over here! You know my love for the Toaster Sweater, so as soon as Sew House Seven announced their latest pattern released with Simplicity Creative Group, I added it to my need to sew list. The pattern is Simplicity #8790, and it includes 4 views.

As often as I wear my Hey June Halifax, I knew I needed another casual sweatshirt in my wardrobe. Two of the views on the Simplicity 8790 are considered dress length and two are top length. This is view C in french terry fabric. I started with the dress length knowing it would not end up dress length on me due to my height. I opted not to add length hoping to end up with more of a tunic. Taking the advice of my husband, I ended up removing about 2" from the bottom hem. The look was just too in between dress and tunic. The resulting length gives a nice tunic look that covers my rear when worn with leggings.

The hood is a comfortable, relaxed style. I purchased the french terry while warehouse shopping with friends. One instantly pointed to the pink and declared it my color. I'm a fan of pink, but don't have much in my closet. I knew if I didn't use it for me, I'd certainly use it for my girls. After making Tandy's Valentines sweatshirt, I had plenty left to give this a try.

The pocket is GIANT with nice rounded openings at the side seams. The curved hem is just right for the style. I highly recommend marking your stitch lines for the pockets clearly. I attached these with my coverstitch and managed to keep the lines somewhat straight. Just don't look too close! Also, be sure to check out the tip in this post

I am also a hug fan of the neckline with the overlapping hood. I am eager to try the top length with this neckline/hood next. By the way, I'm totally a team PDF (I prefer PDF patterns over paper patterns), but it's nice to mix things up every once and a while. It's fine to have a preference, just don't let it hold you back!
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