You can’t beat a cosy sweater at this time of year. I had previously sewn the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater for my sister and had just enough fabric leftover to make one for myself – yippee!
It’s true what they say, practice makes perfect and this garment came together much quicker the second time around. I made version one in size small which is close fitting and features raglan sleeves, long cuffs and marries well with stiff, knit fabric.
I have a real weak spot for Atelier Brunette fabric. The colours are gorgeous and the material is always amazing quality. I used the Atelier Brunette Dazzle Night French Terry which is super soft and features pretty gold flecks against a midnight blue.
I sewed all the pieces together using an overlocker and I would recommend using an overlocker if you have one as it gave the garment a lovely, neat finish, if I do say so myself. I love the generous length of the sleeves, the thick cuffs are perfect for wrapping around your hands in chilly weather. I had to sew the hem length a little shorter than outlined on the pattern simply because I had to be economical with the fabric but I quite like the slightly cropped look.
When I made the sweater for my sister last year the turtleneck was a little floppy, the fabric is as stiff as the pattern prescribes so I made sure I wasn’t overly generous with the neckband and this version seems to hold it shape well.
I’m most proud of…
Seam matching! Honestly, I am pedantic about matching seams but it doesn’t always work in my favour. But, thanks to a generous amount of binding clips and patience, the seams are lined up pretty well!
When using the pattern again I would…
I don’t have a twin needle on my machine but if I did, I would love to give this a try.