Sew Pinspired: Easy Tee Dress and Nancy Raglan Hoodie

posted in: Giveaway, Hacks, Sewalong | 275

I love scouring sources for sewing inspiration, so the ‘Sew Pinspired’ contest was the perfect motivation I needed to recreate a few looks I had pinned on my fashion board. Not to mention the PRIZES!?! There are some great prizes up for grabs … fabric…patterns…a coverstitch machine! A BIG thank you to the lovely and gracious sponsors: EBS Fabrics, Jaded Threads, Sahara Fabrics, Zenith & Quasar, So Sew English!

I am sharing two looks that I created using 5oo4 patterns…

INSPIRATION 1:ย Adorable floral dress with funnel neck and contrast cuffs.

It took me some time to figure out how to replicate this look and ultimately decided to mash two patterns:

I think it turned out super cute!

How I did it:ย A-line long dress (Easy Tee), long sleeves (color blocked), crew neckline to accommodate the funnel neck piece from the Weekender Tunic (no adjustments necessary)…so simple, and so cute!

This fabric is french terry and is super soft and cozy. I will probably sew some Ninja leggings to wear under this dress for added warmth as the weather cools. (Pssst…did you know that you can get the Ninja pattern for FREE!?! There is a code in the pinned post on the 5 out of 4 Patterns FB group page).

INSPIRATION TWO: Floral Raglan Hoodie

Pattern:ย Nancy Raglan Top, Tunic, and Dress (gotta love the options 5oo4 includes in all the their patterns).

I LOVE this hoodie! And I really like the unique hood design!

And don’t you LOVE this fabric? It’s from So Sew English – one of our contest sponsors! It’s french terry, and I get extra snuggles from my family when I am wearing it because it’s soooooo soft!

I hope this post inspires YOU to create something special for your wardrobe…and enter the Sew Pinspired contest! You still have some time, hurry! Check out this post for the contest details, and use this link to officially enter your contest submission for opportunities to WIN!!!!

Speaking of winning – would you like to WIN a $20 So Sew English store credit? Just leave a comment on this blog post – a kind word, your favorite 5oo4 pattern, the 5oo4 pattern you want to sew up next, a link to fabric you would love to win from one of our sponsors, or even a simple I WANT TO WIN! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will pick a random winner on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

***UPDATE***Winner has been chosen.ย ย Giveaway closed.

Happy sewing and GOOD LUCK in the contest!!!


275 Responses

  1. Sara Mich

    Those turned out beautifully!! The easy tee is the next 5oo4 pattern I want to add to my collection of patterns.

  2. Summer Miller

    Well I do want to win! Lol. I love what you sewed up! Very cute and looks so comfy!

  3. Falisha teehee

    I want to win! I would love to use it on fabric and make some matching pjs for my son, fiancรฉ, and myself! Iโ€™ve never made any clothing before but am so excited to try!!

  4. Junglewife

    How fun! I’d love to try making the hoodie! That French terry looks amazing!!!

  5. Hope B.

    This would be fun to win! Love the the hoodie combination! Very beautiful and makes me want to buy this fabric!

  6. Elaine Thouin

    I love the look of the hood and just recently tried the free Ninja pants pattern and loved the placement of the pocket!

  7. Beth Pelc

    I love finding patterns that go with things on my Pinterest boards! I need a new fun pattern for myself, Iโ€™ve been in costume mode from Halloween and spirit days at school ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Stephanie Webb

    I’m almost done with my second pinspired outfit!! I would be finished but I was missing the elastic I needed! ๐Ÿคท

  9. Bec Munro

    I not only love your hoodie, but I also love the fabric combo you’ve used! Its very flattering on you.

  10. Mel Pi

    Love this pinspiration contest. I haven’t had a chance to participate, but it’s been fun to watch.

  11. Martha Arzu McIntosh

    Totally Inspired…let me pull out my joggers and get to making!!! I want to win!

  12. Miranda

    Ninja leggings are my favorite right now, but I haven’t made any other 5oo4 patterns. I’ll need to try a t-shirt dress soon. Those makes are so cool.

  13. Jessica L

    Ninja pants are my favorite leggings! My husband loves the halftime hoodie as well!

  14. Carrie

    I just purchased fabric to sew up my first Nancy Raglan, I cannot wait to try it!

  15. Jenniffer Howling

    I like the t dress. It looks like a comfortable everyday dress that can go out at night.

  16. Lori Burmester

    Iโ€™d love to make that floral Nancy raglan for one of my very tall daughters!
    So beautiful

  17. Andrea McCullagh

    I’ve avoided French terry for a few years now apart from kids’ hoodie sewing but such beautiful florals cropping up- I need to revisit ft after seeing your sewing.

  18. Gina

    This looks so comfy! I love each of your patterns that I have tried so far (in fact I sewed up 3 of the same pattern in one week over the summer the fit was so perfect)

  19. Katie

    Love So Sew English, and Iโ€™d love to make some French terry Camilla tops for winter!

  20. Katrina

    I would love to get some Floral FT from So Sew English for a Nancy Raglan and Diane Joggers ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Rachel

    I just got my first order of SSE French Terry to make a Nancy hoodie! Yours looks amazing.

  22. April Dykes

    Love the posts on Facebook and one day will be able to afford a pattern of my own from yourselves. Perhaps may win one ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  23. Laura Eckstein

    I love these looks! Thanks so much for the info and the free pattern info! As always, So Sew English Fabrics are the best!

  24. Jessica

    I haven’t sewn a raglan for myself, just my daughter. I need to put this on my list. Looks super cute.

  25. Liz Morris

    Great job! I need that Nancy Regan Raglan. Love the names of your patterns.

  26. KLujan

    I have the modal rib knit from SSE in my cart. Iโ€™d love to buy some with $20!!!!

  27. Bethany Bryant

    I really want to try the girls agility tank and dress pattern. My two little girls would love it!!

  28. Elizabeth

    Oooh, I have that same blue morland floral print, I never thought to match it with a stripe! I’ll have to try it!!

  29. Lisa Kennedy

    It is awesome to be able to recreate ready to wear clothing yourself! Your items look better than the originals!

  30. Melissa lee

    Iโ€™ve only been sewing since late March. I absolutely love the hoodie and would love to attempt it!

  31. Alex Harman

    I’ve made a few Nancy Raglans and love them! I want to wiiiiiiiin! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. Annette Dilworth

    I have been wanting to try the Nancy Raglan dress. Love 5oo4 patterns and SSE! Your outfits turned out gorgeous!

  33. Ana Maria King

    I’ve got the Nancy Raglan all downloaded-ready to be put together -can’t wait!

  34. Katie L

    Love this post, I’m constantly looking to pinterest for my inspiration. You did a great job!

  35. Christina Owens

    Iโ€™m loving the Nancy Raglan with hood! Great fabric choices, too!! ๐Ÿ˜

  36. Markella

    I didn’t know the ninja leggings were free. I have to check that out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Cynthia Gardner

    My granddaughters would look super cute and stylish in those patterns!

  38. Christi Trimarco

    I plan on making my Nancy Raglan over the weekend. These are both gorgeous!

  39. Lynsey

    Love this top! I canโ€™t wait to sew it up! Love your fabric choices too! ๐Ÿ˜

  40. Diana Pr

    OHHHHHHH my word! I Love the hoodie raglan. I could get away wearing that at my age/size. LOVE it.

  41. Debra

    I love so sew English fabrics! I have the Nancy waiting to be sewn up… your blog might be the push I need. Thank you!

  42. Peverley

    I love your creations! I especially like the combination you used for the raglan.

  43. Jenica

    I love both your pinspirations! I keep telling myself I should do this contest.

  44. Rebecca K.

    I love that hoodie. Maybe winning would give me the push to sew my own clothes again (I quilt now โ˜บ๏ธ).

  45. K Sanders

    Looks great!! I love my Diane Joggers. I wear the ones I made constantly. Iโ€™m going to make more for myself and a pair for my sister.

  46. Kirsten

    Hard to find beautiful fabric in Australia. .. and it’s really expensive!!! Oh to dream..

  47. Ellen C.

    I adore your raglan. Like wish it was in my size adore it! You did an awesome job!!!

  48. Marsha A.

    Iโ€™m just wanting to get any pattern to look like the pattern pictures- mashing patterns from pinspired things is beyond me!

  49. Rachel Cotton

    Iโ€™m making my first maternity raglans now. Canโ€™t wait to try it on.

  50. Amanda

    Ok I am now inspired to try a hoodie! Love your fabric choice and the floral/stripe combo. I now need to shop….

  51. Kasia

    Love the hoodie! Not a huge floral person though so Iโ€™d likely choose something different for myself.

  52. Deborah

    Last week I made my daughter and me a Nancy Raglan without a hood. Now I want to try it with a hood.

  53. Jessica McBride

    I have really been working up my confidence in sewing. I was afraid to try new things but I have been working hard. I did a neckline I was proud of today and my husband said it was my best yet. The pieces are finally starting to click.

  54. Erin

    So pretty! I’m currently in the process of making my first garment for my husband – the half-time hoodie. Excited for a well fitting pattern that he’s excited about ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Carolyn

    I find 5 out of 4 patterns to be well-drafted and with many options. My kids love the Easy Tee, Halftime Hoodie, and Shenanigans. I’m going to sew up my first Nancy raglan this weekend

  56. Michelle

    I love winning! And I really really love ninja leggings in DBP from SSE! It’s a favorite for sure!

  57. Judith

    I would love to try the raglan and in a velvet with a cowl and loose long sleeves or maybe even peasant top sleeves.i love how you mix matched and they came out great.Awesome job

  58. Rebecca

    You guys have the best ideas for us. Love the color choices and the cut of the fabric! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  59. Christy

    Love how comfy the resolution bra and tank pattern look! Definitely wanting to try this pattern soon in hopefully some new free sosewenglish Fabrics ๐Ÿ˜‰

  60. Amanda

    I love 5oo4 everything! And I love Fabric!!!! My next pattern to try is the Diane joggers! Really excited to see these up!

  61. Alyson Coleman

    Both turned out beautifully! I’m sewing up some Ninja Pants soon, and it will be my first 5oo4 pattern!

  62. Jennifer K

    I’d love to win!! The hoodie is awesome and the fabric choice is perfect. Love SSE.

  63. Val Linley

    I love that raglan and hood! I need about 20 ๐Ÿ™‚ great Pinterest wins!!!! Love it!

  64. Melanie Morin

    I love your patterns! The ninjas are my favorite! They fit so well ๐Ÿ˜Š

  65. Melissa Dominguez

    I love the dress and the hoodie! Would love to make a bunch for myself. Just had a baby and Mamma needs a new wardrobe!

  66. Joan Ellis

    Adorable! I would love to hack the Nancy Raglan into a cardigan in a French terry. It is hard to find locally and you make it look cozy!

  67. Misty

    These are both wonderful! I didn’t realize the Nancy raglan had so many options.

  68. Brandy

    Color blocking is next on my list of techniques to try. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  69. Lina

    I’d love to win and make a hoodie that’s like yours, maybe I get some extra hugs too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  70. Jill

    That hoodie is amazing! Making myself a hoodie is high on my list of sewing priorities

  71. Lisa I.

    Love the Nancy Raglan! Itโ€™s on my list to try…Iโ€™m new to sewing with knits! And Iโ€™d love to win!!!

  72. tyracorinne

    Thanks so much for the awesome ninja leggings pattern – so versatile and easy to follow.

  73. Gwen

    I’ve been dying to try the Zen pants, but besides wondering if it’s above my skill level, my machine needs a tuneup before I start on any denim, (It’s been too long since I’ve had a pro tune-up, which are hard to find locally for my Elna and it’s never been a fan of layers of denim on it’s best days, not that I don’t love it, it’s the fav of all machines I’ve used or borrowed.)

    Eventually, I may move on to the boardshorts which make a lot more sense for the weather here.

  74. Darcy

    Iโ€™ve made 2 pairs of Ninjas so and I LOVE them! It was the first time Iโ€™ve worn leggings in over 20 years.

  75. Kat keen

    I don’t see my previous comment? My internet is boggy. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  76. Amber Maple

    Love the Nancy raglan with the contrasting fabric. I like how the inside of good matches the sleeves. The pinspiration is a great idea and thanks for the ideas!!

  77. Kara Johnson

    I haven’t actually sewn up a 5oo4 pattern yet but I plan to make some ninja pants soon! I love how you draft for a rectangular shape!

  78. Paula

    Oh, I so want to try the Nancy Raglan! – – These look so amazingly comfortable!

  79. Cherry Parker

    I love โค๏ธ your patterns and frequent many of the sponsees! Your creations have inspired me to try some of my own. Thanks for the offer!!!

  80. Carol Gaultney

    You’ve just reminded and inspired me to use my 5OO4 Weekender Tunic pattern! For the summer I could not get enough of the 5OO4 Shenigans skirt. Better than buying at Athleta!

  81. blondya89

    I just got the weekender and can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  82. sonya knepp

    I just got the weekender and am looking forward to trying it! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  83. Rachel

    Iโ€™m making ninja leggings today for the first time! Love 5oo4 patterns ๐Ÿ˜

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