An Oversized Pullover Top is a basic item in my athleisure wardrobe, and I am very happy to share it with you this weekend.
In case you missed it, last week we made the City Joggers Pants that so many of you downloaded last week. I big thank you to those of you who donated to the site using Kofi. Some of you choose to be anonymous, some of you chose to leave a message which I greatly enjoy reading every week. Honestly, some of the messages are so kind that it makes me cry sometimes. Thank you, even if I do not know who you are, it is so heartwarming.
Back to this project, I have used a contrasting fabric so you can see how the neck and sleeves look folded. You certainly do not have to do the same. I have also shortened the sleeves and the torso of the pattern so my daughter, who is petite, can wear it with a mini skirt, thick leggings, and a pair of over-the-knee boots.
This oversized pullover top is the kind you can make in a couple of hours. It has a cowl collar to keep your neck warm.
It has rolled sleeves that match the collar.
- 1 1/2 yards of 62″ wide medium weight cotton fabric with minimum 25% lycra, double knits, sweatshirt knits, polar fleece, knitted velour
- 1 yard of double knit to contrast the collar and the sleeve (Optional)
- thread to match
- sewing machine
- rotary cutter (optional)
- serger (optional)
- jersey sewing needle number 70 or 80
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Pattern Layout For The Oversized Pullover Top
Garment Finished Measurements
|M||48 1/2″||30 1/2″|
|XL||56 1/2″||31 1/2″|
Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner
The seam allowance of 5/8″ is included.
The cowl collar piece must be drawn according to your size and is not included in the pattern. It's a simple rectangle that would otherwise take up a lot of space in the pattern.
If you want to modify the length please have a look at this tutorial on how to lengthen a pattern.
Step One: Sew the shoulders
Sew the shoulders at 3/8″. Serge the seams.
Step Two: Sew the sides
Step Three: Sew the sleeves
Serge the sides of the sleeves.
Serge the narrow edge of the facings.
Attach the sleeve facing to the hem of the sleeve.
Print sides facing each other sew the facing to the sleeve at 3/8″. Serge.
Topstitch the facing, make sure the facing is laying flat and the sleeve side has turned.
Fold the sleeve print side facing each other, sew the sides of the sleeve from the arm to the facing hem.
Step Four: Sew the sleeve to the body
Place the body of the oversized pullover top wrong side out on the table, front facing you. Turn the sleeve right side out.
Insert the sleeve into the armhole.
Align the notch of the sleeve to the shoulder seam.
Align the sleeve seam to the side seam of the pullover top.
Make sure you have the back of the sleeve towards the back of the top. This is easily seen as a two-notch mark on the sleeve.
Step Five: Making the cowl collar
Measure all around the neckline.
Trace a rectangle using the measurement you have taken from the neckline, minus one inch, add the seam allowance times two.
Sew the rectangle on the narrower side.
Fold lengthwise to make a band. Mark the center of the band and the sides to match with the shoulder seams, front and back of the pullover.
Sew around the neckline, make sure the seam of the collar matches the back center of the pullover.
Finally, hem the pullover top.
Next week I will be showing you three ways to hem using the machine you have at your disposal. A basic sewing machine, serger, or a cover stitch will all be covered.
Hope you enjoy this oversized pullover top pattern, it makes for a good sew and a great last-minute gift, perfect for a young girl or anyone wanting a relaxed look.
Let me know how you went in the comments below. And, Until Next Time, Happy Sewing.