12 September 2018

Sewing for autumn and winter: Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt

This post refers to a sewing pattern, which I received for free as part of the testing. 

Here's one very new pattern: The Ali Sweatshirt by Sew Diy!
It's a loose fit sweatshirt and could become your new best friend for the upcoming autumn and winter.

Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt sewing pattern made by Minnsthings

Edit March 2020: 
Beth has updated the Ali Sweatshirt pattern. It is now unisex with a slightly different fit and available in more sizes. Please note, that I used the older version for these projects. 


Lovely Beth let me test her new pattern - the Ali Sweatshirt!
For testing I was sent the pattern for free (as is usual) but rest asure you'll find only my honest opinion here.

Here's what the released pattern looks like - I made it as the pattern is, no changes at all:

Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt sewing pattern made by Minnsthings

Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt sewing pattern made by Minnsthings

The different pattern pieces are perfect to use different fabrics. I used a very lightweight, seethrough knit for the yoke and sleeves on this version, which makes it nice for not-too-cold autumn days.

There was also a previous version, where the sleeves were a bit baggier. For this one I used sweat knits all over and this is what that would look like:

Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt sewing pattern made by Minnsthings          Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt sewing pattern made by Minnsthings

I have to admit, both are sooo comfortable! At first I was thinking "Of course I'll make another one or two or more!". Now I'm trying to think of some hacks.

Do you think it would look good with a zipper? Casual front or even in the back?
I guess I'm over to Pinterest looking for inspiration now!



  1. Looks lovely! I want to sew a couple of sweaters—I left my favorite one in Brazil—and this one looks like a good option. Can you hack it into a cosy sweater dress?

    1. Thanks Paula! Hacking long should be easy, just elongate it at the bottom I guess? Or if you don't care for the yoke, maybe the Lou Box Dress 1 from Sew Diy could be something for you? I think they are drafted from the same block so should be similarly loose.
      Anyway I hope you find a new favourite - I know it sucks losing something you love.

  2. Love this hoodie. I think the zip might look awesome. Maybe even some cool side zips at the hips maybe like 6” long?
    Either way, it looks great!
    Just found your blog & insta. I love your style, it is amazzingg.

    1. Thank you Kahleigh! Ooooh, side zips sound very exciting, that is such a rocking idea!