The Men's Oceanside Hoodie

Cold weather got you feeling down? Wishing you were relaxing at the beach somewhere? Well the amazing team at SSE is pretty magical (in our humble opinion), but even they can't give you that. They CAN however, give you the coolest new surfer-style sweatshirt pattern on the planet, and here it is!

Introducing So Sew English Fabrics’ latest pattern, the Men's Oceanside Hoodie! The Men's Oceanside Hoodie is a trendy, beach-style sweatshirt complete with placket, unlined hood and kangaroo pocket. It's extra comfy with an oversized fit, and while this pattern is specifically drafted for men, it also makes an amazing sweatshirt for women too! 

 In this post, we’ll cover:
  • Pattern features
  • Suggested fabrics
  • LOTS of modeled pictures from our fabulous testers  
**And remember: Feel free to click on all of the modeled photos of the Oceanside Hoodie. Where possible, the photos are links that will take you directly to the fabrics used, or similar! **
Pattern features:
There is so much to love about the new Oceanside Hoodie! From the relaxed fit, to the roomy hood and ties, this sweatshirt has so much to offer. One of our personal favorites is the raw edges of the front placket. It lends just enough of that edgy feel that is perfect for a beachy look! 
The placket also features ties that can be tied or untied, giving it another layer of versatility for different looks, and who doesn't love that? 
The hood of the Oceanside Hoodie is roomy and comfortable. While it is drafted as unlined, it could easily be modified to be a lined hood for a warmer sweatshirt. 
And while this pattern is drafted for the fellas, it works wonderfully for women as well! Check out some of our lovely female testers in their own versions of the Oceanside Hoodie
Suggested Fabrics:
The relaxed fit of the Oceanside Hoodie lends itself to a variety of different fabrics. Each fabric will give the hoodie a different look, with thinner fabrics with more drape making a looser fitting sweatshirt. Personally, we recommend Double Knits (DK), Quilted Knits, French Terry and even Hacci. Any fabric with two-way stretch with at minimum 25% stretch will work with this versatile pattern. 
We are so excited to share the new Men's Oceanside Hoodie with you, and we can't wait to see what you make with it!  Don't forget to join in on the Oceanside Hoodie Sew-A-Long over at our So Sew English SEW-A-LONGS Facebook group, going on now! It runs from December 12/15-12/19, and is a great opportunity to get some helpful tips, share your makes, and potentially win a $50 SSE gift card! See you there!
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