Last year I realized I am woefully understocked on cozy tops for cold weather. I decided to try out the Cedar Sweater by Sew North and I loved it so much I eventually made three!
The Cedar Sweater pattern is a super quick and easy sew. It’s a cropped, semi-boxy sweatshirt that comes with traditional and raglan sleeve options. Both the hem band and sleeve bands are nice and chunky which adds to the cozy vibes of this pattern. It also has a really fun elbow patch detail. I was drawn to this pattern because I really like the cut and I’m on a serious crop top kick lately.
My first Cedar Sweater:
The first Cedar I made was in a mustard wool jersey from my stash. I used a fun black sweatshirt fleece with rainbow flecks for the elbow patches that I had leftover from this Hazelwood sweater. I cut & sewed the pattern as is with no adjustments. I chose the classic cut sleeves for this one.
My second Cedar Sweater:
My next Cedar came when I bought this adorable daisy print sweater knit from Blackbird Fabrics (no longer available). I just loved the chunky cozy fabric and immediately knew it was going to be another Cedar when it arrived. For this one I added about 1″ to the hem. I used scraps from my first Cedar for the elbow patches and stuck with the classic sleeve.
My third Cedar Sweater:
For my most recent Cedar, I wanted to try something fun. I’d had some thick black sweatshirt fleece in my stash for the longest time, and decided it was finally time to use it up. Of course, it was hard for me to just make a solid black sweatshirt so I chose to experiment with some reverse appliqué. Once again, I used scraps from the original mustard wool jersey for the appliqués. I kinda like how all of my Cedars are cohesive!
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What’s a pattern that you can’t get enough of? I’d love to know in the comments!