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Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

Hello friends!!

I am in love with my new Hey June pattern-mashup! The Union St Tee is a definite staple pattern in my stash. I love using it to make regular tees of all kinds, but it's so easy to hack as well!! Click HERE to see all the versions I've blogged in the past!

{For a full link list - scroll to the bottom of the post}

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

Today I'm showing you only one of four Union St. Tees that I have made in the past few weeks. You saw my DIY Ciao Tee on the blog a couple of weeks ago, now here is one of the three versions I hacked/mashed with other Hey June Patterns!

This sweater was of course inspired, #sewrtwstyle, and I was mimicking a J.Crew version. Which is now sold out of course, but not for those of us who sew! ๐Ÿ˜‰


This hack is so simple! I used my size medium tee pattern, crew-neck, long-sleeve options. Then I printed out a size medium hem band and sleeve cuffs from the Halifax Hoodie pattern.

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

To mash the patterns together, I simply shortened the shirt and sleeve hems to account for the added hem bands.

I would make a couple of small changes next time, one is to keep the sleeves a bit longer. 1 - 1 1/2 inches would be good, since when moving my arms around they tend to creep up on my wrists a bit. I guess I like my sleeves to be a little extra long. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

The other thing I would do is to narrow the hem band a little more. I didn't compare the measurements of the hoodie bodice to the tee bodice, and I'm guessing if I would have the tee would be narrower.

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

I also used a very lightweight rib knit for the hem band, which contributed to it being looser than I would have liked. Yes, I could probably unpick it and resew, but... ๐Ÿ˜ If it bothers me enough, I will fix it, don't worry! But for now, I'm okay with it!

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

I can see, however, if I decide to layer shirts under, that I would like for it to be more fitted. So now, I think I'm talking myself into fixing it! ๐Ÿ˜† Stay tuned. Lol.

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

The fabric I used is from fabric.com {Telio Knit Knack Sweater Knit - affiliate link}. I just absolutely loved the print!! It's so good in person. It has decent stretch and really great recovery. I pre-washed and dried the fabric and it held up great! I've worn it for an entire day and I see no signs of pilling, especially under the arms, where things tend to pill the quickest.

I definitely grabbed enough to make at least one more thing with it, and I can't wait to get it sewn up soon!

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women

The rib knit is from Walmart, and was on one of the 5yds for $5 bolts, so expect to see more of this too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I think I've covered all the details, but be sure to contact me if you have any more questions!

Leopard Print Union St. Sweater // Sewing For Women
LINKS:
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Patterns:

Sweater Fabric:
  • Telio Knit Knack Brushed Sweater Knit Animal Print Brown - fabric.com
  • This particular fabric is also available in quite a few solid colors as well as a grey version of this print and a gray snake print which I love too!! Click HERE to view them all!
  • And if your order is not enough to get you to free shipping and you hate to pay shipping like I do ๐Ÿ˜‰, here it is on Amazon!
Shoes: No longer available, but linked similar options below: *Can we talk about the leopard accent keds??? ๐Ÿ˜*



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