The Cosiest I Am Zebre Sweater

It’s official guys – sweater weather is well and truly upon us. And I couldn’t be happier. Why? Because Autumn is my fav. The colours, the crispy coldness (only it has to be sunny too for me to be ok with this part!), the crunchy leaves under foot, fireworks, pumpkins, hot chocolates and oh – November happens to be my birthday 🙂 And the best part of A/W – keeping fashionably warm!

This part is where the humble sweatshirt comes in to its own. For this make, the pattern is one I’ve had for well over a year, and if I’m really honest with you guys, it’s taken me over a year to actually make it too. Sounds bad right? Ah well… I started it, then my overlocker was playing up, then the weather warmed up and the half made jumper entered the dreaded UFO pile – I’m pretty sure y’all know the story. Anyway, back to what I was saying… the pattern is from one of my fav pattern designers, I Am Patterns, called I Am Zebre. It has the most gorgeous puff sleeves which balloon out above the cuff – which I think is a really nice design statement to jazz up a simple sweater. It also has snap fastenings to the left shoulder.

This was one of the makes I took away on holiday in September and finished making it then. And I’m so pleased I did. I have basically lived in this jumper since the day I finished it. Even my dad is jealous of this make. He ordered a jumper for himself from the same fabric because he liked it so much. Only problem is… I can’t source any more. So hit me up in the comments or drop me an email if you happen to know where I can find something similar. I’m all ears!

This fabric was a purchase I made from my local, Backstitch a really long time ago. It’s navy blue (obvs!) and has a knitted effect on the right side, and a little fleeciness on the inside. Honestly guys, this is the sweatshirt fabric of dreams. So so warm and super comfy! Navy blue ribbing was added (also from Backstitch) as well as some metal snap fastenings from Prym.

The pattern instructions were easy to follow, well laid out. The sleeves are attached to the cuffs with a heck of a lot of gathering – so that bit was fun. Can you tell I’m not the hugest fan of gathering…? But the end result is, well, many many heart eyes.

So if you’re after a sweatshirt pattern with a little bit of a difference… I urge you to try this! It will serve you well in the winter months, I promise.

Lots of love, warmth and cosy vibes

Jen x

Pattern: I Am Patterns, I Am Zebre

Fabric: Backstitch

Size made: 38

Adjustments made: None

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