Pattern: Greenstyle Women’s Lacy Hooded Top*
- Size XS, in between shirt & tunic length
- Extra long sleeves with arm cuffs
Fabric I used:
- An awesome sweatshirt knit from the flat folds at Hancock Fabrics*
Changes I made:
- Well this was initially much longer at the dress length, but my son saw fit to smash blueberries on the hem. So I cut it shorter. Otherwise, sewn up the way the pattern was written.
What I might do if I make it again:
- I would widen the lower sleeves a bit if I was making this in a sweatshirt knit again.
- Maybe line the hood.
- I want to try some type of gathering in the back!
Overall thoughts on the garment:
This pattern is so fun! The wrist cuffs are weirdly comfortable and I feel like a ninja wearing them. I love it! I’m not a big pastel pink fan, but I couldn’t resist how soft this fabric was and now I wear it all the time. I have had several people ask where I bought it – which is always a nice compliment! Another odd positive is how wide the hood and head opening is. I have a gigantic head, so a top I can pull over my noggin and ponytail is a winner in my book.
Overall thoughts on the pattern:
I am writing this review after testing several of Greenstyles‘ other patterns and getting to know the designer, Angelyn (she’s awesome!). So, I have to fully admit positive bias upfront!
With that being said, I really like this pattern. The french seam on the hood is a nice, easy detail that is explained well. The wrist cuffs took a leap of faith for me – I could not wrap my head around how it was going to turn out! But I followed the steps and they turned out just fine. I had no significant issues or annoyances while assembling or sewing, or with the overall fit.
The Best Part:
Want to see more versions of the Lacy Slope Hoodie?
- Hood-less Lacy Slope & Contrast Sleeve Lacy Slope at Pattern Revolution
- Lacy Slopes made by Diedelbug Handmade
- Tween Lacy Slopes at Sewing In BeTween