The Abby oversize sweatshirt is a cute, comfy yet still stylish design. It has a V shaped detail at the neck ribbing instead of the regular neck ribbing, and you can use contrast color/print to make it unique!
Let’s have a look at this design:
As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.
My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!
For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit. I was informed by a reader that you can also print the pdf as image to get the right scale, however I never tested it on my computer.
You will need:
– Printed and cut out pattern.
– Fabric of your choice. This pattern is made for sweatshirt fabrics. You will also need some ribbed knits for sleeve cuffs, neck band and waist band.
– Sewing machine, or needle and threads.
The amount of fabric needed for your pattern is not included. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. If you want to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use. Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
Lay out your pieces according to straight of grain as marked on the pattern pieces. Some pieces will be cut on the fold, the corresponding edge will then be marked with a fold mark. Kindly pay attention to notes regarding type of fabric and quantity of required pieces on a block. For example, [Lower Skirt, cut 1 on fold] on a pattern piece means that you need to cut 1 piece on the fold, or [Collar, cut 2 self + 1 fusible interfacing] means you need to cut 2 mirrored pieces of self fabric and 1 piece of fusible interfacing.
Place the sewing pattern pieces on the fabric and use weights to keep them from shifting. Mark the outlines with a water-soluble or heat-erasable marker. Make sure to mark and transfer all notches and other design features such as pleats, pocket position etc. from the pattern piece onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:
Patterns come with seam allowance already included. Seam allowance is 1cm (3/8in) on all seams, except for folded edges. Make sure you don’t accidentally cut these folded edges. If you want to hack the pattern and have a folded edge cut, add seam allowance before cutting.
The Abbie oversize sweatshirt pattern comes in following pieces:
– Front: cut 1 main fabric on the fold
– Back: cut 1 main fabric on the fold
– Sleeve: cut 2 main fabric in mirrored pair
– Sleeve Cuff Ribbing: cut 2 ribbed knit
– Front Neck Ribbing: cut 1 on the fold
- Back Neck Ribbing: cut 1 on the fold
– Waist Ribbing: cut 1 ribbed knit
Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
1. Because you are working with knit, which may be stretchy, make sure you know how to work with this type of fabric. You can refer to some tips to work with stretch knits here: https://tianascloset.com/index.php/2023/03/27/how-to-sew-with-stretch-fabric/
2. Place Front and Back right side facing, pin and sew the shoulder and side seams.
3. Align and sew the underarm seam.
4. Sew two short ends of the Sleeve Cuff piece. Press the seam allowance to the sides to reduce bulk. Fold the Sleeve Cuff in half so that it hides the seam allowance inside.
5. Divide the lower end of the Sleeve and the raw edge of the Sleeve Cuff into 4 equal parts. Pin the raw edge of the Sleeve Cuff to the right side of the Sleeve, make sure the markings match. Sew to attach the Sleeve Cuff to the Sleeve.
6. Turn the Sleeve right side out, put it inside the main garment so that right sides are facing. Match the notches on the armhole of the main garment and the upper end of the Sleeve, and the underarm seam with the side seam. Pin and sew to attach the Sleeve to the main garment.
7. Place Front Neck Ribbing and Back Neck Ribbing right side facing, pin and sew the shoulder seams.
8. Fold the Neck Ribbing in half, hiding seam allowance inside, matching the center points and shoulder seam, pin and sew around the neckline. Turn the fabric over and staystitch the seam allowance to the inner piece.
9. Use the same method as in step 5 to attach Waist Ribbing to the main garment. Staystitch seam allowance to the main garment.
And here is the download link:
To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device. An advertisement may pop up, just close it and continue with your download. In case some ads attempt to make you enter your personal info, just ignore and close it. I do NOT require any kind of information to download my pattern files.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of many cases of copyright infringement, I have restricted permission on my patterns from now on and you will not be able to open it using pdf editing software like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw etc. Please use PDF readers to open and view the files – there are many free PDF readers that offer layer viewing and printing, like Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader…
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns or tag me on Instagram #tianasclosetsewingpatterns, I will be thrilled to see the garment in real life!