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Reversible C4 pullover

Added Sep 29, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...

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Description

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

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Romantic
Material
Polyester

Credits

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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