Sunday, February 5, 2023

Brindille & Twig – Lounge Sweatshirt Review

The Brindille & Twig Lounge Sweatshirt was recommended to me by one of my sewing friends who claimed it was an “amazing oversized sweater that goes really well with skinny leggings”.  A big fan of the oversized sweater look, it didn’t take much to tempt me to purchase it and make one up for my 2 year old.  But was it as great as I’d hoped it would be?  Keep reading to find out.

What I Loved

  • The PDF pattern is seamless and really easy to stick together.  It also comes with layers so you only need to print the size you need.
  • Step by step instructions come with the pattern making it really easy to understand.  Brindille and Twig also include a guide in all of their patterns for new sewists explaining what all the different sewing terms mean, which is really useful.
  • There are two different sleeve options – you can either cut the sleeves out as part of the body, or cut separate sleeves.  The latter requires slightly less fabric.
  • Sizes 0-3 months to 9-12 months only require half a metre of fabric.  This makes it a great pattern for scrap busting.
  • It’s a really easy pattern and 100% suitable for beginners.
  • The end result looks amazing.

What Wasn’t So Great

  • The only downside is that this pattern only goes up to age 5-6.  I’d love to see it in bigger sizes.

Final Verdict

The Brindille & Twig Lounge Sweatshirt is one of my favourite makes, and since I made the version in the photo of this review, I’ve gone on to make two more.  They look incredibly comfy and pair well with leggings and jeans.  Because they’re so oversized, I imagine they’ll last longer than my daughter’s usual clothes too.  I honestly can’t recommend this pattern enough, and probably will end up making some more for autumn/winter 2021.

The Lounge Sweatshirt can be made in sizes 0-3 months to 5-6 years and requires a medium weight jersey or stretchy French terry.  I used the same fabric for the neck and cuffs, but you can use ribbing for these if you wish.  The PDF version of the Brindille & Twig Lounge Sweatshirt can be purchased from their website for $7.50.

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