Beth from Sew DIY released her Ali sweatshirt today, which I had fun testing back in July with a team of other lovely sewists. It was great seeing the different versions everyone came up with!


I’ve tested a few different patterns for a few different designers now, and the usual criteria for me is (assuming I get picked to test in the first place): is it something I was thinking about sewing anyway and/or is it something that excites me? The Ali sweatshirt is the sort of garment that does get me excited: I love an oversized sweater, I love a drop shoulder element and I have TONS of knits that were perfect for this project.SewDIY-AliSweatshirt-ThumbnailThe Ali is a cropped sweatshirt that features a distinct shoulder yoke, which offers tons of colour-blocking possibilities, and wide dolman sleeves. There’s both a crew neck and scoop neck version, as well as two lengths of sleeves.... [read more]