HP 1223 DL Weekender Art School Sweaters

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Here’s your perfect slouchy knits, great in
medium weight chunky knits, fleece and
sweatshirting fabrics, but also fabulous
pieced together from up-cycled sweaters.

Loose-fit, pull-on sweaters have a straight   
silhouette, with neckline darts for a great
fit over the bust. Choose a ‘V’ or a jewel
neckline, and make your new sweater in
one fabric for a chic look, or piece your
fabrics for a cool patchwork version.

Long sleeves, hem and neckline are
finished with self fabric or knit rib trim.

Sweaters finish at mid thigh; contrast
hand-top-stitched seams are optional.
These modern wardrobe essentials will
be your cool-weather casual
they work perfectly worn alone or as
a cozy layer over a slim T, cami or shirt.

Wear your sweaters slouchy and loose
or semi-tucked over your favorite slim
or boyfriend jeans, with slim cut ponte
or (p)leather pants, or try them over a
floaty midi skirt for a luxe hippy look.

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All-one-fabric version (either neckline) in sizes S-M-L
will need around 2 yards or 184 cm fabric; sizes XL &
will need 2 ½ yards or 228 cm fabric.

If you need to use a separate rib trim for your neck,
hem and cuffs, all sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL need around
½ yard or 46 cm knit rib.

For the patchwork version, all sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL
will need at least 3 yards or 275 cm of various fabrics;
if you’re up-cycling sweaters we suggest using the
largest ones you can find, or be ready to sew lots of
smaller patches together to make your larger patches!

 All fabric allowances are for 60” or 150cm wide fabrics.


  • 5
    Great, simple oversized pattern

    Posted by karen on 25th Jun 2022

    I bought this patterns years ago because I am a child of the 80s and just couldn't resist an oversized sweater. I love that there is the option to piece your fabrics for a more casual look. I made this pattern from some think double knit fabric I picked up in the clearance section. I used the paper pattern. I love the fit and the style, but I did size down one size because that is what I usually do with Hot Patterns. This is another winner - buy this pattern if you need a good sweatshirt pattern or if you like to upcycle old sweaters into something new.

  • 5
    Easiest Shirt This Year

    Posted by Laura on 12th Dec 2017

    This sweatshirt pattern is the easiest shirt I've sewn this year. I made mine in super lux fleece from Joann's and while the fleece gave me grief, the pattern itself was so easy and fast. Once cut, it only took me an hour to sew the entire shirt (even though I had to cut 1-inch strips of cotton to get that fleece to feed through my serger). I can't wait to sew another one or three!!