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Greenstyles Lacy Slope Hooded T-Shirt – Pattern Review

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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.

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The Back:

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Betsy @ BPhotoArt

Friday 4th of April 2014

Looks nice :) -- always fun to experiment with new patterns. I'm helping my niece sew a western show costume right now - there's a first time for everything :)

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Saturday 5th of April 2014

Betsy, thanks for stopping by! A western show costume sounds intense -- I used to ride English but there's no forgetting those shiny, bedazzled western pleasure getups :) Let me know if you blog about it, I'd love to see it!


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

More Gifs Please! That is too cute! (Oh, and our hoodie is too!)

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Haha, glad it was appreciated! I really hate taking pictures of myself, so when I can do something cheesy with my hands it's much less painful :) And thanks!!


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

I love those type of sleeves for hanging around. Sometimes, I wear wrist braces and it helps conceal them. Be glad your son only ruined the lower portion, I had cherries over my lower abdomen and couldn't get rid of it. I even tried dying when bleach didn't work. Your short version is great.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Food stains are the worst!! Thanks for stopping by, Annette!


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

I love cuffs like this!! I've only ever seen this type of cuff in athletic wear (I buy most of my long-sleeved running gear with these cuffs) but would love a regular comfy shirt for work. YAY!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

It's funny, I get comments ALL the time on my cuffs when I wear it. They're oddly comfortable, I don't know what it is about them. Definitely check out the pattern, it's one of my favs :)


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

I'm loving those long sleeves! What a great practical top!


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Thanks Lauren!

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