While we’re all browsing through catalogues to find the perfect vacation in some other country, we easily forget that it may be closer to us than we think. At least I certainly tend to make this mistake. I have been living in the UK for one and a half years now and I hardly saw anything apart from London and its immediate area. Whilst an exciting city enough, there is so much beauty in this country that is still worth exploring.
My friend and I were heading West to Cornwall for a long weekend with the intention to explore the area but also allow time to relax and just unwind. Hence, we stayed at St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa to enjoy some wellness activities too. Even though, we loved hanging out in the spa and sauna, reading our books and falling asleep at ridiculous time of the days, we left time to indulge and take in the beauties of the West coast.
I fell in love with St. Ives with its chilly but still Mediterranean feeling, cute little restaurants and art galleries. We also set off on some adventures in Newquay and Land’s End and it didn’t take us long before we were blown away by their natural beauties.
Wearing a cosy hooded sweater specifically made for the occasion. 🙂 We were so lucky with the weather as the sun was out most of the times, however the casual, warm jumpers still came in handy.
What do you need to make this cosy sweater?
- 09/2015 Burda issue – Pattern 120
- 2 metres grey knitted fabric
- 1 metre black cotton fabric
Cut out the pattern pieces of the knitted fabric with the exception of the lining of the hoodie/neck line. I cut that piece out of a black cotton fabric to achieve a bit of contrast within the waterfall neck.
Lay the two pieces of fabric on each other (colour facing) and sew through the neck line.
Next stitch the back of the hoodie together and sew along the neckline too.
As you can see below, the hoodie is already hemmed and neck is stitched together. Now, you need to add in the back of the top. Stitch through the shoulders and neck line.
Add in the sleeves as well..
Next, you need to close the sides of the top by stitching together the sleeve seam line and the the side seams in one go.
Once you hemmed the bottom of the top, you are ready to wear your casual top for chilly autumn days.