We are feeling thoroughly inspired this Fall with all the lovely makes we are seeing in our Facebook and Instagram communities! Among these fabulous makes there seems to be a bit of a common thread- hoodies! But more specifically color blocked sweatshirts and hoodies! So we thought we would highlight a few of our favorite patterns to make your search for the perfect pattern a bit easier!
This is the hoodie that sparked our creativity this month! We love the balanced color-blocking and the opportunity to play with prints, solids and textures and create a cozy sweatshirt! Close between a crossover hood or a standard hood to fit your personal preference. This pattern is a new release from Sonia Estep and is the Patreon of the Month for October. You must be a Patreon Subscriber in order to access and purchase this pattern. But it is well worth it even if you only "subscribe" for this month!
This hoodie pattern features a fun diagonal color blocking across the sleeves and bodice. And instead of a patch kangaroo pocket, it has welt pockets so it doesn't interfere with the design! This pattern looks great sewn using just solids or with a print for interest. Mix and match textures for a truly unique look!
This pattern is Kayla's personal favorite over the past few years! The modern semi-cropped length is super flattering and a great way to dip your toes into the cropped top trend! The 'V' colorblocking is super fun and unique! You can choose to make this top with 2 or 3 different fabrics allowing a fun mix and match of prints and solids as well as textures!
The Skylar hoodie is another great hoodie with endless opportunities for mixing and matching fabrics. You can utilize 3 different fabrics by using another for the sleeves. As the maker, the pattern is simply your canvas and place to start from! Make it uniquely yours!
Last but not least is another Surge favorite! The Lotte hoodie is fantastic and cozy hoodie with plenty of colorblocking potential. The pocket construction may look difficult, but it's quite simple! I do like using a thinner fabric like double brushed poly or power net for one of the layers to prevent too much bulk.
We hope this blog post was helpful and perhaps introduced you to a few new patterns and designers! Be sure to tag us (@surgefabricshop) in your makes when sharing on Instagram and/or share your makes in our Facebook group! We love seeing what you create with our fabrics!