Kahlua, vodka and cream – whats not to love? A traditional White Russian is one of my favorite cocktails. Now, the White Russian sweatshirt by Capital Chic Patterns? I may have a new favorite!
Capital Chic is a newer indie pattern company that are designed for the intermediate to advanced sewer. I really like all of the patterns but do not consider myself intermediate or advanced by any means so I decided to try the White Russian first as it is only marked by 1 cocktail glass.
I got this fabric for $4.50 per yard! Even with shipping this sweatshirt only cost me about $11 to make and it sewed up really quickly. I traced the pieces shortly after I printed it but from fabric cutting to finishing touches it only took me about 3 hours.
For all intents and purposes this sweatshirt is perfect, its warm and cozy and fits with some ease. However, this is meant to be more of a dressed up sweatshirt so I think I’ll go down a size with my next one. I was also going to embellish the neck line with pearls or beads but I’m going to leave it as is and wear it for stylish comfort. The only change I made was to add 2 inches to the sleeve length, the pattern piece looked too short so I traced the price onto my fleece and held it up to my arm before I cut.
Harts fabric sells ribbing so I think my next White Russian will be a color that they have ribbing to match so I can use it for the cuffs and waistband. Perhaps a grey or green with one of the provided fox quilting option would be nice!