I’m really looking forward to wearing my new Heather over-sized and comfy sweatshirt when autumn arrives.

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This new offering from Lavender Sewing Patterns is a really simple and speedy sewing project that even a beginner could tackle.

While I don’t normally make anything that isn’t fitted, I do like the relaxed look of this sweatshirt and it will be perfect for lounging about the house once the cooler weather sets in. I’m now searching my stash for fabric to make more versions, and paired with leggings this will help to expand my weekend wardrobe.

With just three main pattern pieces, front, back, sleeves, plus neck band and cuffs, it is super quick and can be whipped up from printing to final product sewn in just a couple of hours.

There is also an optional kangaroo pocket for the front which is perfect for keeping hands warm on chilly mornings.

So if you’re looking for a quick and satisfying project suited to a beginner sewist, this pattern would be a great place to start.