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Jasper Hooded Sweater

Added Feb 27, 2015

by Jamie DSC

Denver, Colorado...






First off, I’m running a giveaway for a free copy of this pattern (through March 2nd) on my blog here: http://denversews.com/2015/02/24/jasper-sweater-review-a-giveaway/

This is the Jasper Sweater by Paprika Patterns, available for purchase here: https://www.paprikapatterns.com/shop/jasper-sweaterdress/

I made View A, the hooded version. It’s also available in a dress length and/or with a cowl neck instead of the hood.

There were a lot of things I liked about this pattern:

- The princess seams are much more flattering than a traditional boxy sweatshirt.
- The welt pockets class it up a little bit.
- The hood shape is a little different and fun with the added buttons.

The sizing was spot-on. I used the size 7 for the bust and then graded out to the size 8 at the hip. (I’m pear shaped.) The only other alteration I made was to shorten the sleeves by 3 inches, but that’s standard for me. Another thing to like about this pattern: the sizes 7-10 (41″ to 49″ bust) are graded for a C cup. (Sizes 1-6 are graded for the standard B cup.) I hate how Big 4 patterns are graded for a B cup in every size. Almost nobody my size wears a B cup!

The only thing I disliked about the pattern was the width of the sleeves at the wrist. It’s really just a style preference, but I like my sweatshirts to have a cuff that’s tight on the wrist so they don’t feel drafty.

Material Notes

Double sided rayon double knit from JoAnn Fabrics




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Geek, Grunge
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    Feb 28, 2015, 05.47 AMby seabreit

    I like the fabric contrast,how the hood was lined. The side pockets are something I would like on a sweatsirt. I love pockets. I like the cuffs narrower too,maybe on your next sweater!

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