Sweet Fraser Sweatshirt in French Terry

I am loving my new Fraser sweatshirt! I started this project for the tutorial on how to sew the set-in collar. After I shot those photos I finished sewing this baby up.


The collar is sewn up on my regular sewing machine, but I decided to finish the rest of the sweater completely on my serger. I trimmed my seam allowances down to 1/4″, and was finished my sweater within an hour! So quick.


You may notice that I swapped my sleeves out. Instead of View C’s elbow length sleeve, I decided to go for a long sleeve version. I had to do a little bit of tracing for this, since the long sleeves in View A have panels at the top. I overlapped the lower portion of the View A sleeve on top of the View C sleeve so that I could draft a one piece long sleeve.

I cut a size 14 at the bust and graded to size 16 at the waist, the usual for me. I didn’t make any other adjustments to the pattern. The fabric is a bamboo/cotton terry from my shop – it’s super soft and comfy!

I really like the look of the sweater on it’s own, but I especially love it layered over a button-down…


I like how the set in collar mimics the collar on my denim shirt. Sweet, but not too sweet. I also like that this sweater is casual, yet the set in collar gives it an extra special detail. I can throw it on with jeans and still feel put together for a coffee date, yet its comfortable enough to wear when I’m relaxing at home.


10 Responses to Sweet Fraser Sweatshirt in French Terry

  1. Sonia February 23, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    I love that! The colour combination is great, and it works really well over a shirt. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Helen February 23, 2016 at 7:21 am #

    This looks so good on you, Caroline! that fabric is perfect :)

  3. Melissa Lin February 23, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    What a great looking sweatshirt. I LOVE the faux collar. I must make my own.

  4. Lana February 23, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Ya, the faux collar gives it a feminine look w/o being too girly. Dig.

  5. Carlee McTavish February 23, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    Super cute, Caroline!

  6. Annette February 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Very nice! TFS, Annette

  7. Elle February 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    That is adorable! I love how its so customized to your own personal style! Athleisure at its finest!

    • Caroline Amanda February 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

      LOL I love that: Athleisure. Such a great word!

  8. Sarah February 25, 2016 at 2:40 am #

    Looks so great – such a nice little collar!

  9. PsychicKathleen February 29, 2016 at 6:07 am #

    I was just saying to a friend recently how MUCH I love french terry and when I saw your sweatshirt (I adore the collar!) I dashed over to Blackbird and ordered a few metres in blue and rose. Always love your fabrics Caroline! Wonderful quality, nicely wrapped and fast delivery! :)

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