Cozy fall and winter sewing pattern for a pullover designed for faux fur, thicker sweater knits and ponte knits, the La Mégeve Pullover and Stirrup pants is an easy and cozy make for winter.
First, I’ll say, if you love vintage style patterns with style AND fun descriptions, the entire Naughty Bobbins Patterns line is a treat – each one is based on a movie character, vintage in style and yet designed with modern bodies in mind. So you’re not hacking a Vogue pattern from 1960 or 1940 and trying to go up 5 sizes. These are designed for modern bodies, and have that vintage flair. Go, read the descriptions now, they’re so fun!
I chose a cotton knit from my local fabric shop in a winter “digital” pattern and love the combination. It was easy to sew in this fabric, and the inserted princess seam pockets in this are perfect! Think inside kangaroo but not kangaroo style. The top has a wide neck with stand up collar that you can keep up or roll down. The sides are notched with a nice sized facing (no wimpy small facings, this one is wide and easy to sew with good instructions for interfacing and enclosing the edge for a clean finish. Note, I did not do this, because I was testing out this pattern first. Faux fur contains directions for lining it – and you know you will want to (faux fur is scratchy inside.)
I also made a large, and if you’re making this in faux fur, maybe that’s a good choice, but I could definitely go down to a M in this (and I’ve read that from other pattern reviews too.) I’ll go down for a M on my next sew.
The instructions are well illustrated, the digital pattern is well prepared and optimized for printing at home.
This is the PERFECT outfit for some winter hiking, snowshoeing, hiking, cross country skiing or (if you’re not a winter person) fall wine tasting or leaf peeping. The stirrup pants (haven’t made those yet) would be PERFECT in Polartec Power stretch or power wool for XC skiing or in ponte knit if you’re just lounging apres ski or apres hike by the fire with a hot toddy in hand.
If you have the sweater knit or fleece that looks like cable knit this would make an awesome ‘cable sweater’ and if you’re up for it, add length and make it a longer tunic dress.
As I’m sewing this, I’m on vaccinated COVID isolation, so I had time to sew (this is an easy and fast sew), it’s wintry out, and I don’t have awesome photos of this to share yet.
This is definitely one of several I’ll make, including faux fur or minky or that fluffy boucle fleece that’s out there right now. I plan a fleece one, a sweater knit version and at least two pair of the stirrup pants for winter and skiing.
You know a pattern is awesome when, as you finish, you change into it for the next two days! It has a fun vintage vibe, but it’s modern – it reminds me of some of the Title Nine and Carve winter dresses that are so popular in northern climates. Think apres ski but more chic.
It would also be awesome as a second layer over your base layers with your snow pants and your alpine skiing parka. Add a big fluffy neck gaiter and your snow helmet and you’re good to go. It has a very snowboarder-chic vibe.