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Reversible C4 pullover

Added Sep 29, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






I saw this $1200 Jcrew reversible cocoon cashmere pullover sweater with a funnel neck and I just had to have it except I couldn’t afford it. So since I know how to sew decently I knew I could pull this off (just not in cashmere), but as a sub for cashmere I used fleece in camel and charcoal.

C4 = chic camel & charcoal cocoon

I printed up a ton of pics and then got to work. I used the bat-wing top pattern as my base and went from there. I made my own kangaroo pocket and funnel neck pattern. The original had two different photos of the front pocket one with a kangaroo pocket and one with welt pockets, so I was not sure which to go for but as you see I did the exposed kangaroo pocket.The funnel neck is cut on the bias for a better drape and I made it bigger so I could pull it up as a hood if I need to. I was worried it would be to heavy, but I think it turned out pretty well for being fleece! Once I made both pieces I sewed them together and then sewed on the bottom waistband. There is an opening at the bottom side seam of the waistband on both sides so if I want to I can put a tie/ribbon through and tighten the bottom and tie a bow.

It is nice and toasty warm and very chic. I’m going to make it in different fabrics so it will be lighter and have more drape.

I paired this pullover with my husbands blue/white gingham button up, Banana Republic crop pants, red cable knit socks, coral/orange lipstick, and Sonia Rykiel for H&M platforms. I tried to funk up the style a little, hopefully it worked. let me know :) I also added a photo of me in sequin harem pants and flower adorned ballet flats for a more sophisticated comfy look.

Material Notes

Camel and grey fleece, thread




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Romantic


J Crew Cocoon Popover

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    Feb 24, 2011, 04.06 PMby gypsylov1

    i also saw this top on style.com and when i goggled it yours came up… being a sewer myself i slapped my forehead thinking duh i could totally make it myself. You totally inspired me to do so.! :) i made mine black and tan and did the welt pockets. I feel a little copy catish but like you said i had to have it!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 09.20 AMby Mochamomma

    Please open an Etsy shop, as I really would buy this top! (pretty please?)

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      Feb 21, 2011, 09.50 AMby loyl8

      that’s my goal this year ill try to keep you updated

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    Dec 29, 2010, 04.00 PMby bodoni88

    do you have a pattern you could post for this? thanks!

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      Dec 30, 2010, 09.03 AMby loyl8

      well use the batwing top pattern and then I made a kangaroo pocket and a funnel neck. once i figure out how to download a pattern I will do so.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.24 PMby bodoni88

    have you considered making these and selling them on etsy or something? its very cool.

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      Dec 12, 2010, 07.27 PMby loyl8

      thank you!!:) not really but you gave me a new goal for 2011 thanks:)

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      Dec 12, 2010, 07.30 PMby bodoni88

      if you do please let me know. i would totally buy one!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 03.07 AMby 5294sandras

    Thank you for sharing – it looks warm and I like the loose fit.

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    Dec 1, 2010, 10.54 PMby Lora Martinez

    I love it, it looks warm and cosy!

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      Dec 2, 2010, 10.18 AMby loyl8

      Thank you! Wishing it was colder here right now its 70 F in the day!!!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 08.26 AMby dudette0sam

    oh man. this is so cool! great job!

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      Dec 2, 2010, 10.18 AMby loyl8

      thank you!:)

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    Dec 1, 2010, 04.46 AMby leann west

    It is great. I love how it is reversable. iT looks nice & warm & cuddly.

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    Dec 1, 2010, 03.07 AMby ellohdesign

    this is really cool

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    Nov 30, 2010, 10.12 PMby lkeogan

    It’s gorgeous! I love it. You should put up the pattern :) I think I like your version better :)

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      Nov 30, 2010, 11.24 PMby loyl8

      thank you!!:)ill try to figure out the pattern posting thing and give a try sometime soon.

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      Dec 2, 2010, 05.07 PMby lkeogan

      Ahh sounds good. I look forward to it! :D

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    Nov 30, 2010, 09.22 AMby nellekejasmijn

    great job! love it…

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      Nov 30, 2010, 10.21 AMby loyl8

      thank you :) its very warm!!

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