Sake Tee (sweatshirt): sewing for women pattern review


I need to add a few shirts to my wardrobe this fall/winter, so even though it’s still pretty warm outside, I wanted to get a head start on sewing. My friend Melissa at Sew Like My Mom makes fantastic patterns (if you have a little girl to sew for and haven’t sewn the Snapdragon, make sure you get that pattern!), and I decided to try out her Sake Tee pattern to make a lightweight hooded sweatshirt. This pattern is perfect for fall/winter, but with the many options, could also be for spring/summer – a pattern for all seasons!

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This pattern was quick to sew, and came together perfectly without any fuss. As I have come to expect from all of Sew Like My Mom’s patterns, the photos and instructions were very easy to follow – even if you’re a beginning sewist!

I love the fit of this pattern! It is so cozy and would work in a lot of different knit fabrics – this fabric is a lightweight french terry fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, but the pattern would also work great with a lighter knit. I have had this fabric in my stash for quite awhile, and I had a mustard that matched really well (and I can’t recall where I purchased it).

I love how the two fabrics look together, especially the hood contrast. I added coverstitching in the hood, which isn’t necessary, but I wanted it for the look. In the listing for this pattern, you can see the suggested fabric types, but just make sure your fabric has at least 30% stretch.

As I was about to take photos of this shirt, I spilled coffee all over the front… whoops! I popped it into the wash immediately and had it all cleaned up in time to take my kiddos to cross country practice that evening, because who wants to wait to wear a newly sewn garment?? Certainly not me!

There are a lot of options to this pattern, including a dress option. And with different fabric types, you could very easily make a whole bunch that all have a completely different look to them.

This is definitely a pattern to add to your stash, and if you have littles that you’re sewing for, you can bundle it with the unisex Wasabi Tee pattern. Hello, Mommy & Me matching potential! ;)

Happy sewing!

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