Compass Sweatshirt by My Little Plumcake

Depending on where you live, you may be experiencing some cool mornings and evenings which is a sign of dropping temps on their way (come faster cold weather, come faster!!!).

Today we get to show off the Compass Sweatshirt by My Little Plumcake.  I really love the unique cowl hood on this - so warm and cozy, but still stylish.  Use fleece or sweatshirt fabric for cold temps, or lighter weight knits for a perfect fall layering piece.

You can grab your Compass Sweatshirt patter for 15% off in the Etsy Shop with code: COMPASS

Here are Jeanine and Brianne to show off their creations and share all the details of the patterns with you.


Hey all, Jeanine here again ! Today I am talking about the new My Little Plumcake pattern, the Compass Sweatshirt I really needed a cozy hoodie for the fall/winter so I was so excited to get a chance to review this and share it with you all!

The MLP Compass sweatshirt goes from xxs to xxl, which is a 33" finished measure in the chest to a 53" finished measure in the chest. I made the xs according to my measures and found the sizing to be a little generous in the width, but the armscye is perfect fit so next time I'll simply move the pattern over the edge of the fold a little when I cut the fabric. I do have narrower hips than the pattern measure though so I'm pretty sure that is why I found the fit generous.  

I used sweatshirt fleece with only 10% (ish) stretch

I choose the patch pocket option as I'm never toooooo sold on kangaroo pockets when I wear them. I'm really happy with the patch pockets! I think they are a fun and unique option. The pattern has a line showing where to place them so no measuring or guessing just a perfect placement. 

When printing out this pattern the pages are not numbered, instead the pattern pieces are numbered so you will assemble by pattern piece/s and not by pages. This is not very hard, just a little bit different than what you often see.  

I love the big cozy hood on this sweatshirt, perfect for the chilly Canadian prairies! I skipped the grommets and string in the hood as my local fabric shop did not have grommets. The hood still stays on great and skipping the grommets I'm pretty sure shaved at least 30mins off my sewing time!

I assembled the pattern at naptime and then after bedtime (8pm) I cut the fabric and had the hoodie made by my bedtime (11pm). I skipped the interfacing on the hood since I was using sweatshirt fleece for both the outer and lining and that stuff is pretty stable as is.

This pattern is a great fall staple for your closet, and best of all it looks more complex to sew than it actually is! I love stuff that makes people go "Wow, you sewed that??!!" but I'm also pretty limited in my sewing time since I can only sew when the kids are asleep. So this is the best of both worlds!   


Hi! Brianne here from Ali Cat & Co.
My Little Plumcake just release their first women's pattern-the Compass sweatshirt!

With each review, it seems I constantly state the same facts.  I'm boring myself and it's redundant. 
Yes, this pattern has color photos.  Yes, it gives you sewing knit tips.  Yes, it has great, easy to read directions.  Yes, it has a great size range.  Yes, it has a finished measurements chart.  Yes, Yes, Yes, it has all the things a good pattern should.

Now that we are past that, I think the pattern speaks for itself.  Pretty cool, huh?  Definitely an original design; not your typical hoodie.  Designed for extremely cold weather, but with the appropriate fabric choice (as mine), it can be turned into fall wear.

I choose a light-medium weight knit from Girl Charlee.  I might regret that decision in 2 months. 

What I like about the pattern:
1.  Fast sew
2.  Ultimate comfort
3.  Pocket and cuff options
4.  Finished measurement chart so I can pick the size based on the ease I desire

What I would change next time:
1.  Shorten the kangaroo pocket

*Please forgive my pictures.  I am super sick at the moment.  No one wants to see my face.