Oh my word, the amount of time it has taken me to get around to this post is perfectly representative of trying to be a working mom and creative human during the pandemic. As I’m sure is the case for practically everyone out there, this past year has worn on me. I find so much joy in all of my creative hobbies but it isn’t always easy or possible to find time for them, let alone to then share them here with you. This sewing project is one I could not wait to share with you all LAST FALL! And here it is, nearly halfway into March. Better late than never? We’ll go with that.
I draw inspiration for handmade clothes from all over the place. Primarily it comes from sewists and makers that I follow on social media, but certainly also from people I see out in the world, colors, lines and textures incorporated into interior or graphic design, and in this case, from a Peloton instructor! It may sound funny but it’s the truth! Last fall I was taking a meditation class and the instructor had on a tie dyed sweatshirt. I loved that there was plenty of the white fabric still showing through, and that the colors were slightly muted compared to what I usually end up with when I do tie dye.
I simply couldn’t get the idea of a cozy tie dyed sweatshirt out of my mind, so I decided to make a pair of them for Caroline and I to enjoy during the colder months. All of the project details are below. I absolutely adore the Cedar sweatshirt pattern that I used for mine and it is incredibly quick to sew up. I think I had the entire thing cut out and sewn in under two hours. I haven’t gotten around to taking pictures of us both in our cozies together because we are always too busy enjoying them and being cozy to worry about pictures, but just know they have been heavily enjoyed and will be for years to come.