The fabric is a sparkly jersey with a loopy pile on the other side, it's not quite as warm as what I'd traditionally think of a sweatshirting but it's kind of sweatshirty if you know what I mean. It's actually lovely and soft, sometimes glittery bits can make a fabric a bit scratchy, but this is not like that at all. The only really problem I had with it is that the loopy bits on the back do unravel a bit so my cutting table needed a good sweep when I was done.
This one fits much better, it is still close fitting but there is a bit of room in there to wear something underneath. Somehow I managed to cut the waistband on the cross grain meaning that it has very little stretch but this just make getting the sweater on and off a little more awkward than it should be! Other than that I'm really pleased with this and it will be a really nice cover up for spring to throw over dresses and higher waisted skirts for cooler days and evenings.
This was a really quick little project, I think I made both of these tops on successive afternoons and that includes assembling the PDF. So, great as both a wardrobe builder and also for when you need a quick win to get you back into the swing of sewing. It's definitely getting a little warmer here now and it's usually about now that I start to slow down the knitting and pick up the sewing a little more so it's been nice to dip my toe back in the water with a few quick little projects.