White Russian


White Russian is a fairly close fitting sweatshirt, intended for pre-quilted jersey or sweatshirt fabrics or for quilting your own design. View A is a long sleeved raglan sweatshirt with cuffs, and View B is a quilted T-shirt with turn ups instead of cuffs. The pattern comes with templates for the lion and fox designs and instructions for quilting or applique-ing these designs onto the sweatshirt. Equally, the pieces could be quilted in the traditional diamond pattern.

This design is suitable for loop-backed or fleece-backed sweatshirt fabrics but could be made in most heavy knit fabrics with a slight stretch.The quilted designs are quilted onto batting. Rib knit can be used for the hem, neck band and cuffs, or self fabric bands can be used. 

This sweatshirt can be dressed up or down, depending on your office dress code - wear it with a statement necklace and a pencil skirt for a modern silhouette. You could also team it with the Bellini blouse.

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The size chart is here.

To see a gallery of sewists' White Russians from around the internet, check out my Pinterest board here.


Fabrics and Notions Required

For View A...

150cm/60"-wide sweatshirt fabric: 1.5m (1 2/3 yd), for any size.

For View B...

150cm/60"-wide sweatshirt fabric: 1.2m (1 3/8 yd), for any size.



150cm/60"-wide knit ribbing fabric: 0.5m (5/8 yd), for any size.

150cm/60"-wide batting fabric (for quilting the motif): 0.5m (5/8 yd), for any size.

For the quilted shapes, you'll also need some tissue paper for tracing the templates.


Small Print

Please note that this pattern is for a long-sleeve or short-sleeve sweatshirt. The skirts shown in the images are not included.

When your purchase is complete, you will be emailed a link to a .zip file containing PDF files of the instructions and the pattern. To open the PDF files you’ll need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Your email should arrive within an hour. If it doesn’t, check your spam folder before contacting us at web@capitalchicpatterns.com.

This pattern is copyrighted and is not available for commercial use.