September 1, 2022

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Stanton Hoodie Expansion, the Club pattern for September!

Meet this month’s Cashmerette Club pattern, the Stanton Hoodie Expansion! This expansion turns your Stanton into a half zip sweatshirt or a cozy sweater dress. Join Cashmerette Club for as little as $9 a month to get this pattern plus the Stanton Hoodie PDF pattern free! (A $16 value.)

Get even more from your Stanton Hoodie pattern! This expansion pack provides a new neckband and instructions for making your hoodie with a half zip as well as the ability to turn your hoodie into a snuggly sweater dress. These elements can be combined to make 5 Stanton Hoodie variations.

The Stanton Hoodie Expansion comes in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. To make the Stanton Hoodie Expansion, you’ll need the Stanton Hoodie base pattern, which is included with the expansion download—that’s a bonus FREE pattern!

(Club members: remember to first log in to your Cashmerette account to access to the link above.)

Michelle is wearing a size 22 E/F graded to a size 24 in the waist and hips. Her measurements are 48″ high bust, 51″ full bust, 46″ waist, and 54″ hip, and she is 5′ 6″.

Dhara is wearing a size 2 G/H graded to a size 0 in the hips. Her measurements are 35″ high bust, 36″ full bust, 28.5″ waist, and 35″ hips, and she is 5′ 2″.

Meet the Stanton Hoodie Expansion

Sew a curve-friendly athleisure piece with even more possibilities thanks to the Stanton Hoodie Expansion! This pattern features:

  • Relaxed, bust-friendly fit in cup sizes C-H
  • Curved pocket to store all your stuff
  • New option for a half zip and stand collar, or the classic Stanton options of full zip or pullover
  • Hem band that hits at mid-hip, or a new knee-length dress option
  • A full bicep sleeve option in sizes 12-32 is included in the Stanton base pattern
  • Topstitching details for a professional finish

The Stanton Hoodie Expansion is rated intermediate for the half zip variation and advanced beginner for the dress variation.

The Stanton is designed for mid to heavy weight knits, like sweatshirting, fleece, french terry or heavy ponte. We recommend around 15% stretch for comfort when you’re moving, but it has positive ease, so if your dream fabric has a bit less, you’ll be fine.

You’ll also need some other bits and bobs for your hoodie masterpiece: ribbing for the cuffs and waistband, twill tape, a drawstring and grommets, and a zipper.

Michelle and Dhara are wearing Stanton Hoodies in bamboo and cotton stretch fleece and coordinating sweatshirt ribbing, generously gifted by our friends at Blackbird Fabrics!

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Stanton Expansion

Here are the fabric requirements for the Stanton Expansion:

Here are the finished garment measurements:

15% off at Blackbird Fabrics

Our friends at Blackbird Fabrics want to help you create your dream Stanton with 15% off fabric during the month of September, exclusively for Cashmerette Club members!

Blackbird Fabrics is an online fabric store based in Vancouver, BC. They provide high-quality garment fabrics and supplies curated for sewists by sewists.

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get the discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into full bust adjustments. How do you know if you need to do an FBA? How do you do it? Most people don’t need to do one on Cashmerette patterns, but it’s always possible if you’re above our H cup—and most sewing patterns are drafted for a B cup, so it’s something many of us face frequently!

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, we’re talking to Mary Alice Duff, fashion designer and founder of Alice Alexander, about what it’s like to turn your sewing hobby into an international plus-size fashion brand.

Frustrated with her own experiences shopping for stylish, unique, responsibly made options in her size, Mary Alice took up sewing as a way to improve her own wardrobe. Realizing she had a knack for blending fabrication, silhouette and fit, Mary Alice realized there was a business in her new hobby. With a few thousand dollars and hell bent on revolutionizing fashion options for women and non-binary people, Mary Alice launched Alice Alexander in 2017 out of a spare bedroom in her Philadelphia row home. Five years later, Alice Alexander continues to redefine the intersection of ethical, size inclusive fashion. 

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Stanton Hoodie + Expansion and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after September 2022? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Stanton Expansion.)

Let me know what you think!