Fashion Forward Sweatshirts

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with Applique Designs for Women

I am a firm believer that a sweatshirt with an applique or decoration is a fashion “no” unless you have a job where you work with children. (Team sports sweatshirts are also excepted.) I don’t think even in the 80s and early 90s there was a way to make this look hip and fashionable. I also believe this kind of fashion choice is guaranteed to make you look like someone’s grandma, despite your age.

However, as a hack sewer, I can appreciate the skill involved with good applique technique and I have used it on a few quilt projects. The book lover in me rejects the weird font and the blue ink. I think the content itself is okay (although I wouldn’t be caught dead in any of these examples), but it fails as a library book due to the spiral binding and low quality production value. I get the feeling this book would fall apart after 3 checkouts.

However, if any of you are thinking you want to adapt a sweatshirt into some fashion, note the library themed page in the last picture.



sewing zippered necklines


library graphics for applique



  1. Mary, just in case you don’t end up looking like someone’s grandma, you can add a faux turtleneck! Or, if you don’t want patrons to find you, make a work apron that matches the library color scheme!

  2. The only way any of these could be “forward fashion” is if they went forward straight to the trash…(or donation bin)! I dont think even the homeless would want them tho. AWFUL!!!!

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