As a very short, narrow shouldered busty person, the current fashion of boxy fits and dropped shoulders isn’t doing me any favours — everything just looks like it doesn’t fit, and makes me look like a middle aged child if you can imagine such a thing. This pattern is terrific because I can get a relaxed look in a colour I love and wear this as a topper without looking sloppy or childish. I spent a long time on this, but mainly because I wanted to work out a hack to add more/different pockets. I’m happy with the result, but I now know why the pattern has the pockets it does, and I wouldn’t make the pattern my way next time. :) This was also the first item I’ve sewn with a separating zipper, and I’m really happy to have had my hand held through it.
I meant to make a Stanton with just the standup collar and a zipper. The collar was too tall for me so I cut it down in half. The shirt was much too cropped for me so I lengthened the band several inches. I will make it again with my revisions and should be a lot happier with it.
I started with the fabric, a printed stretch velvet that needed a great jacket to show it off. I'm not a hoodie person so where Cashmerette Club released the Stanton Hoodie Expansion pattern with a collar option and full length zip option I knew I had found the right design. My version is a combination of two elements not specifically designed to go together. I teamed my bold print with indigo velvet accents and used the welt pockets from the Cashmerette Club Kimball Bomber jacket instead of the patch pocket in the pattern. Size 18 G.
When the Ashwood pants were released as a Club pattern I used in to made matching track pants.
I purchased the pattern to make for a friends daughter. I love the details in the styling and it was a fun make. My friend loves her Stanton Christmas hoodie. I plan to reprint a size closer to my measurements and make one for myself. Can't wait! And thanks to Whitney @Tomkat stitchers for raving about the pattern. 🥰. Didn't get a good picture of it.
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PATTERN. I MADE THE HOODIE AND THE LONG VERSION AND I LIKE THE FIT.