sewing and pattern testing the Staystitch Pattern Co. Sierra sweatshirt

The NEW Sierra Sweatshirt by Staystitch Patterns!

November 24, 2021

It’s time to get cozy, and Staystitch Pattern Co. is ready for it. Lindsey and Candice have launched their newest pattern this week – a cozy sweatshirt with some great details, perfect for looking cute on the couch when the weather outside gets frightful! I had the pleasure of testing the pattern, and have been loving my version of the sweatshirt!

This is the Sierra Sweatshirt – the version you see used the higher neckline option along with the double pleated sleeve. At the time of testing, there were still some tweaks with length being worked out, and the final version of the pattern fell with about 1” less length in the sleeves than I have here, and 0.5” less length in the body of the sweatshirt. It is intended to be slightly oversized, slightly cropped, and other options include a standard crew neck, a single pleated sleeve, and a standard sleeve (no pleats). I’ve just cut out the pattern to get a single pleated, crew neck version started for my mama for her birthday coming up soon!

This was my first time sewing a Staystitch pattern – though I’ve purchased the Nora Tank, the Soline Shorts, and the Lola Dress, I’ve not yet had the opportunity to make either of them thanks to my previously pregnant belly and current breastfeeding situation. I was so excited to have the chance to pattern test with them for the Sierra, though – I finished it up just before my maternity leave ended, and I spend most workdays thinking about heading home and putting on this cozy sweatshirt at the end of the day! 

My version is slightly more oversized than I prefer – I sewed a straight size 10 based on my measurements – but it is perfectly comfy and cozy and will still get plenty of wear. As I mentioned before, my next version will be a birthday gift for my mama, but I’ve already got some french terry set aside for my next version, too – I’m thinking I will size down and do a crew neck, single pleated sleeve option!

If you’re looking for a way to fight the chill in the air while still looking cute and trendy, the Sierra has you covered. Go grab a copy of the pattern for yourself and be prepared to want to live in whatever you make 🙂 

Sweatshirt: handmade by me
Pattern: Staystitch Pattern Co. – Sierra Sweatshirt
Fabric: I See Fabric – Organic Cotton/Spandex French Terry and Rib Knit in Mellow

Key Ingredients: 
Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine 
Brother 1034D Overlocker 
Schmetz Jersey Ballpoint Needles
Dahle 36×48 Self-healing Cutting Mat
Heat & Bond Soft Stretch (Lite)

Thanks for reading my thoughts on this pattern! The pattern used in this post was provided to me by Staystitch Pattern Co., in exchange for testing the pattern prior to release. The fabric was purchased by me. All words and opinions expressed throughout this post are my own, as always. Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me justify the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!

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