I had so much fun testing the new Louise Sweater by Misusu Patterns! Far from your typical sweatshirt, this sweater has a knit front bodice and sleeves with a woven back. The two types of fabrics lends to so much creativity. I really love all the different combinations you can make with this pattern!
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I used mint pin dots from Raspberry Creek for the front and sleeves. I love this fabric…it is perfect for sweatshirts and washes really well. For the back I used a very lightweight semi-sheer gingham that I found at my local JoAnn, but you can get a very similar one here. The gingham is great for summer…I think this is the perfect beach sweatshirt!
This version is from the first round of testing, so the pockets are slightly different in the final version, which features an awesome kangaroo pocket. Every kid loves pockets, right? They add so much value to any garment, they are definitely worth the extra work. The pockets on this shirt are really unique, I just love the rounded style.
The back of the sweater has a pleat up at the top that contributes to the really nice drape of the woven fabric back. This is a great pattern to break out that double gauze or other semi sheer fabric that you’ve been dying to use. That way, you could wear it over a bathing suit, making it a great cover up for the pool or beach.
And did you notice the hi low hemline? It has a nice and wide hem, which is very on trend. Elles shows you how to hem the rounded curve for an easy and beautiful result! I love the method she used in this pattern, it is now the only way that I will finish a rounded hem.
For more inspiration, be sure to checkout the Misusu Patterns blog where you will find more inspiration from all the other creative testers. There is even a version for boys! So be assured that this pattern is not just for girls, we are always on the hunt for cute boy patterns, too.
If you decide to make this sweater, let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram. I would love to see it!