A sweater instead



As you know I am a cardigan fan.

In case you missed it you can see proof here, here and here.

So, when I was contemplating about what pattern to sew next that would keep me warm my first thought was a cardigan. As I was searching through my pattern stash I remembered that I have exactly zero sweaters in my closet. Zero! And I complain about being cold?!Hmmm…

Toaster Sweater #2 Toaster Sweater #2

The last sweater I sew had a very sad end in the washing machine. If I can calculate correctly it must have shrunk at least two sizes. It was a sad day.

Then I remembered that I had a grey knit fabric which I had purchased to become a sweater. A toaster seater #2 to be exact. It was soft and warm. And I liked the way it draped. Since I had already sewn this pattern before I was confident that the result would not disappoint. And it didn’t.

I cut a size Medium and made two length alterations. First I shorted the sleeves by 1” and second I lengthened the bodice by 1 ½ “. Oh, the things you learn from sewing! I always knew that I have a significantly long torso so lengthening a bodice feels almost natural. But I never would have guessed that my arms are on the short side!

Toaster Sweater #2 Toaster Sweater #2

I have worn this sweater a lot since it left my sewing machine. For me, it is a great pattern. It has a good fit and the instructions are very clear. I would highly recommend it. Design wise it has clear lines with small details such as the slightly raised neck and the split hem. I love details.

As a side note, I only saw that my shoulder seams are on the oversized side of the spectrum while writing this post. Blogging can be fun!

Have you sewn this pattern yet?

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