Hey! It’s the first day of Selfish Sewing Week, which is fantastic because I already sew for myself all the dang time and for one week I get to act like I’m doing it for good reasons! That’s what you call #winning . I’m really proud to be starting it off as a contributor to the wonderful UpCraft Club with my new scrumptious Lane Raglan Hoodie. Check out all the details over on their blog.
Have you heard of UpCraft Club? It’s a modern sewing association for people who love pdf patterns. They offer monthly membership, which include a Jo-Ann fabric discount and a monthly free pattern or class. What is different about the UpCraft folks is that they also certify pdf patterns according to a transparent set of standards. It helps ensure that what you buy from them is high quality and unlikely to include some of the headaches that too often accompany pdf patterns. It’s a pretty great concept especially given the incredible number of patterns & designers flooding the pdf market right now. (It’s very fun to see cool patterns all over the place but it stinks to purchase a dud.)
It has been somewhat controversial. Some people have argued along the lines of, “Who are you to decide what the standards should be?”and others have argued it needs to be more stringent. Not bad questions to ask but I personally am excited at the prospect of having a place to go with patterns I can trust. And in that regard I’m thrilled to be a contributor.
Anyway, back to the hoodie! It is quite possibly my favorite hoodie ever and I gush all over the place on UpCraft but here is a bit of quick fabric info:
- Stripes are a rayon jersey from Imagine Gnats.
- The solid is a laguna knit in taupe from Rock Paper Scissors.
Note: As a paid contributor to UpCraft I did receive the pattern for free but my thoughts and opinions on it are all my own, as usual. Just so you know, I try to abide by what I call the Ani Difranco rule, which is “don’t sell people sh*t I wouldn’t buy myself” (adapted from Back Around off the Puddle Dive album). Also, I am not an affiliate with UpCraft Club in case you were wondering.