On occasion I see patterns and immediately know they aren’t for me. When this pattern released nearly 2 years ago, I believe, I looked at it and thought it was nice but would never be something I would wear. I thought it may be too boxy and that the collar would look weird and bug me. I’m wrong about a lot of things a lot of the time and this circumstance is no different!
You see, I had already made a few Halftime Hoodies for myself and just didn’t want another one.
But… I came across this fleece from fabric.com.
I fell hard, in love with it. I’m a musician and when I see fabric like this it takes me back to my college days when I was majoring in music and lived and breathed all things music. I live and breath a ton of music now but it’s just different now that I’m older. It brought memories of friends and professors and vocal lessons and guitar class and piano lessons. And choir… It brought me back to Chorale and Madrigals and Sister Sue. I’m extremely sentimental and nearly in tears I ordered that fleece! No hesitation!
Once I had the fabric I had to pick the pattern…. You guessed it… the Ascent Fleece Pullover by 5 out of 4 Patterns was my choice! The fabric couldn’t get here fast enough!
Upon completion I was taken back to college again and remembered my younger self in my music teacher sweaters that Sister Sue had given me. I was taken back to late/early Pops Concert/Christmas at the Woods rehearsals. I was taken back to singing Mabel in Pirates of Penzance and eating late night Papa Johns with my friend, Jaime! Memories I will never forget. Moments that are gone forever but linger in my mind as if they happened yesterday.
Anyway, back to the pattern. It’s awesome. It’s flattering and color blocking is cool!
There are two zip length options(I picked the longer of the 2) and it’s a quick easy sew!
I showed it to my husband and he loved it as well. He’s asked for his own version just different fabric. Lucky for him 5 out of 4 has the Men’s Sierra Pullover to meet this need!
I’d recommend this pattern to anyone looking for some variety in their sweatshirts or just looking to make a sweatshirt/pullover jacket! As for me, I’m never taking it off. See you all at the Coffee Grounds, I’ve got some Music Theory to finish!