I purchased the Tobin pattern in the Thanksgiving sale and have made it five times so far. My toile was a black poly from Joann Fabrics with the cowl neck. I always get compliments when I wear it styled with a big necklace and long cardigan, even though I’m not in love with the fabric. But I used a luscious French terry for four versions of the “sweatshirt” and it’s my uniform these days. Warm, comfortable and so flattering. I purchased Jenny’s “sewing for curves” which helped me figure out a small forward shoulder adjustment and how to lower my dart. Now it’s a perfect TNT pattern!
Great pattern! I’ve sewn 3 of these beauties. I did a FBA and found the pattern easy to work with. As with all the Cashmerette patterns I’ve sewn: I feel a boost to my confidence, the moment I slip into one of my garments.
Found the directions easy to follow and straightforward. After cutting the fabric, the pieces went together easily. It is well suited to a variety of fabrics. I made it out of wool blend as well as French Terry sweatshirt fabrics and looks great every time I wear it.
This went together so smoothly. I will adjust some things for next time ( a bit more length in the body and sleeves as I like a longer length, but the pattern isn’t too short. I opted to make the fold over collar and while I like it, I used a thick fleece and feel like it holds my head up. My “issues” are all based upon choices I made, not on anything in the pattern. I am sure that before the winter is over I will have two or even three new versions of the Tobin! Why it took me so long to print and assemble the pattern is the big mystery as once I got over that hurdle, it was smooth sailing!
I have made about 6 of these, in various configurations and various fabrics, and they are all wonderfully comfortable! My new go-to pattern for the colder months.