Going home sweater / Ellie & Mac

This is one of my all time favorite patterns for cooler weather – whether it’s a slouchy light weight sweater to throw on with shorts on a cool summer evening or a chunky long sweater to wear with leggings and boots when apple picking (OK, I don’t do much apple picking but my best friend does and I’m sure she’d wear this!). This is the Going Home sweater from Ellie & Mac. Such an easy sew! The pattern has different sleeve and bodice length options, and is finished with a waist band and sleeve cuffs so…no hemming! I constructed this pattern entirely on my serger. Also – this pattern has raglan sleeves which are soooo easy to sew once you get the hang of it. If you follow the instructions, you’ll be golden!

I used a beautiful jacquard print from lillestoff for the main body of the sweater and mustard color liverpool for the sleeves and color.

Not the best pic (actually it’s a TERRIBLE one) but it gives you an idea of the fit – here is another version I made using a fun tie dye rib knit for the bodice and a soft double-brushed poly for the rest. It’s light weight but very warm!

I sewed a large based on my sizing with E&M, and I like the fit. It’s not a tight fit but still form fitting enough that I don’t look like I’m swimming in it. A word of caution on sizing for this one – I initially sewed the dress length and boy was it short! Yes, that first version is supposed to be a dress! I think it’s really more of a tunic length which is why I’m wearing it with leggings. The second version is the shirt length. But that’s the beauty of sewing your own clothes – if I make the dress version again, I’ll add three inches so it’s truly a dress on me.

Get the pattern here (AFF link): Going Home Sweater

Check out my other E&M sews: https://sewnsilly.com/tag/ellie-mac/

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