sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt
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The Ochre Jarrah

November 21, 2019

I’ve got another blog post live over at Minerva today! I am very excited to share this one with you guys – I made this Jarrah Sweatshirt back in the sweltering Texas summer, but now that it has started to cool down it has really proven to be a great piece in my wardrobe!

sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt
Originally, I chose this fabric to pair with my actual cheetah print Lander Shorts that I made earlier this year. I am perpetually cold, and my summer uniform typically consists of shorts and a long-sleeve shirt of some sort. At the very least, I need a warm layering option available to me at all times. I don’t typically go for yellow in any shade – I was blonde (platinum, even) for quite a long time, and I always felt that yellows made me look either washed out or sickly. I knew this shade would complement the cheetahs in my Lander Shorts, so I took the risk… And was pleasantly surprised to find that this ochre shade of yellow actually works quite well with my coloring now that I’ve taken my hair a bit darker!

sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt
This fabric, a French Terry Sweatshirting, surprised me with a fleece-type back rather than a loop back. For this reason, it was warmer than anticipated (never a bad thing for me!!) but has also been absolutely perfect now that the weather is cooling down! It is lovely, and is offered in over 20 different shades – I’m currently deciding which other colors I need to pick up and add to my stash! This fabric is perfect for a number of my favorite sweatshirt patterns – the Toaster, the Kyoto, and the Jarrah would all be fantastic, to name a few!

sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt

Also – I’m just going to take a quick second to humble brag on my pretty topstitching detail. I was so pleased with how this turned out that I couldn’t wait to get photos, so I snapped a couple to add to my Instagram stories straight off of my mannequin, Eileen! Here’s a prettier, edited version though 🙂

sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt
More details on this make can be found over at Minerva – check it out for a few more details and photos! Let me know what color you decide to grab for your chilly weather makes!!

sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt
Top: handmade by me
Fabric: Minerva Crafts – French Terry Sweatshirting Fabric (Ochre)
Pattern: Megan Nielsen Patterns – Jarrah Sweatshirt (View C)

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

sewing the Jarrah Sweatshirt

  • XX Elizabeth

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  1. Ooh, look at all those beautiful French terry colors. The ochre really does suit you – I like it paired with black pants, it’s got something of a beatnik vibe!

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