Welcome friends, we have a new sewing pattern in the Friday family, introducing the Pogonip Pullover! The Pogonip is the perfect layer for all your outdoor adventures! It is an unlined pullover jacket that features welt pockets, a sport collar, and a snap or button half front placket. It is designed for woven or stable knit fabrics so you can have a lot of fun with your fabric choice. It looks great in everything from quilted fabrics, to fleece, to linen! Packing and carrying the Pogonip is a breeze with the fun (and optional), packable pocket (with strap). In the blog post we have all the information you need in one place, including the yardage requirements, sizing notes, models sample details, ready-to-wear inspiration, and more. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about the Pogonip Pullover.
You have a lot of options when it comes to fabric choice for the Pogonip Pullover! It can be made from a woven or stable knit fabric. Depending on the pullover you are looking for, fabrics like french terry, velour, corduroy, linen, denim, or pre-quilted fabrics would look great (to name a few!).
The fuchsia version is made from a pre-quilted fabric. If you are wanting a quilted version but can’t get your hands on a pre-quilted fabric we have a blog post with instructions on making your own. Click here to read the post.
The floral photoshoot sample is a size XXL. The model is 5’10” tall. It is made from a linen/viscose fabric.
Thing to note:
- If you are using really thick or lofty fabric it may be harder to fold it into the packable pocket. Consider enlarging the pocket or omitting it.
- For the lining/strap of your packable pocket use a lighter weight fabric to avoid your pocket being too bulky.
- If your fabric is stiff you can omit the fusible interfacing on Collar (F).
The Pogonip is designed to have a loose boxy fit. It is slightly cropped with the hem hitting just above your belt line. The Pogonip Pullover was drafted using sample measurements for a B bra cup and for a height of 5’6”[168cm].
FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS:
You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.
For all sizes you will need:
- 3/4 yard [.7 meters] - 22”[56cm] wide Fusible interfacing
- 2/3 yard [.6 meters] - 45-60”[114-153cm] wide lining fabric
The Pogonip is made up of lots of smaller pattern pieces, so why not try some fun patchwork style designs and use up some scrap fabrics and remnants, see some inspiration below.
Ready to wear inspiration:
The pogonip can be made in so many different fabrics, which can achieve many different looks. A pullover is a great throw-on-and-go outfit option to elevate your casual wardrobe, and depending on the finishing details like buttons, snap fastenings, cuffs, etc - you can give your Pogonip a real sense of personal style and character.
Below are some ready-to-wear looks that will hopefully inspire your creativity. Our testers have made versions in corduroy, fleece, cotton, linens, and more! The thicker the fabrics, the fiddlier it is to work on the welt pockets, but it's achievable.
Above you can see a mixture of fabrics, textures, and colors that would all work great for the Pogonip. Try using 2 or 3 colors either in the same fabric texture, or different textures for an interesting look. The quilted fabric version would be great for hiking in chilly weather, or as a cosy loungewear item.
The button placket, collar, welt pocket, and cuff of the pogonip are separate pattern pieces, so you can use those pieces to design your own detailed elements.
More inspiration above including some funky ways to slice up the pattern to make a wavy look (how cool would that be)!
Whatever your vibe, you can really have fun making the Pogonip suit your style!
We hope you found this introduction post helpful, and if you're reading this post during the Pogonip launch, get 30% off sitewide with the code ILOVESEWING, ends 1st December 2023.
Check out our YouTube channel, we have the Pogonip video sew along available.