introducing the liesl + co. neighborhood sweatshirt + hoodie pattern

Many of you have requested a raglan sleeve T-shirt from us, and here it finally is! But I’ve added a lot of options so it’s much more than just a basic T. Instead, you get a few different styles from one pattern. Because, why not?

The Neighborhood Hoodie + Sweatshirt makes a great sweatshirt and also a great T-shirt. But we’ve included a hoodie (View A) so you can do even more with the pattern. The hoodie includes a lined hood (of course), princess seams, and a kangaroo pocket.

The sweatshirt/T-shirt (View B) includes color-blocked sleeves, and we’ll do lots more with these in the near future. Stay tuned for all the fun ways you can use them. Both views include a longer back for more coverage and a slightly boxy cut that I think makes this style especially versatile. This is the sweatshirt that can be worn around the house on a chilly day but can also be dressed up, as I’ll show you. And you can swap the pattern pieces for even more versatility.

For fabrics, obviously knits are the way to go here. I used French terry for the hoodie on the pattern envelope and organic jersey for the pull-on sweatshirt. You could also use sweatshirt fleece, interlock, or ponte if you like. If you start playing with textures and contrast you’ll want to look for faux leather, lace, and maybe even velvet or velour.

There are so many ways to sew and wear this pattern that it’s hard to know where to begin. Obviously it can be sewn as a basic sweatshirt or T-shirt, but there are many creative options here to dress it up and experiment with different fabrics that I think you’re going to have a great time with this one. Here are a few inspirational photos to get you started. We’ll also be showing you lots of other ideas in the weeks to come. And of course we’ll have a sew-along, so stay tuned.

You’ll find all these photos and lots more in our Liesl + Co. Neighborhood Hoodie + Sweatshirt Pinterest board.

I know you’re going to have fun with this one. We’ll be back with tutorials, add-ons, and lots of inspiration to help you along, so stay tuned. And the Advisor’s Circle will be here with lots of great ideas for you, as well. Show us what you do with it by tagging it #neighborhoodraglan and #lieslandco. We can’t wait to see your makes!

You can purchase your own copy of the Neighborhood Sweatshirt + Hoodie starting tomorrow in both paper and digital format.


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  1. Francis

    Will the pattern offer different cup sizes?

    1. Sorry for the delay in replying! The pattern doesn’t include cup sizes but I’ll be happy to show you how to adjust it when we do a sew-along.

      1. Francis

        Thanks! I look forward to making this.

  2. I hadn’t thought of this as being a t-shirt… I couldn’t really see past the sweatshirt and I don’t tend to wear them much. Well how silly do I feel now. I LOVE it as a slouchy tee. Off to dig out some rayon knit stripes from the stash. Great pattern Liesl, thanks!

    1. Oh yes, definitely a slouchy Tee!

  3. Jennifer

    Thank you! This pattern is so perfect – just what my wardrobe needed! I can’t tell you how many rtw sweatshirts I have hacked up and made my own with liberty fabric facings at the neckline and such.

    1. I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  4. Taryn

    I’d love to add a collar to the zip-up, do you think you could do a tutorial on that?

    1. I’m not sure what kind of collar you mean?

      1. Taryn

        Sorry for the delay but I was meaning a collar instead of a hood for the zipper version. Probably a fairly square collar, but something to replace a hood? I’m planning some at the moment….

  5. Marsha

    Love your inspiration board for this.

    I’m curious now if there might be a kids version of this pattern coming soon? Crossing my fingers.

    1. I hadn’t thought of it, buy maybe now that you’ve suggested it?

  6. Addie

    These are both great but I am surprised how drawn I am to the pullover. The style lines are interesting and different. I am excited about all the possible variations. I look forward to seeing more examples, especially on ladies with a fuller bust. I second the question about cup sizes.

    1. I’m glad! Yes, we’ll be back with more ideas soon.

  7. Dd Swan

    I love both versions and will start with the sweatshirt —- ideas for placement for adding an eyeglass pocket?

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