Marte from Compagnie-M was really kind and shared with me her newest pattern The Julia Sweater so that I could give it a try. I really loved her versions and the ones from the Pattern Tour so I was excited to sew it. I didn’t have any knit on my stash that I felt was special enough for this project, but then I saw this image on Pinterest and decided I’d venture in making a bit of a remix.
I used a grey jersey I bought at my local fabric shop (when fabric shopping with some cool sewing blogger friends btw) and paired it with a piece of Nani Iro Mountain Views I had left from this project and that was bought here.
Marte’s pattern is really really good, clear instructions, perfect pattern pieces, lots of options and a great fit, in sum a real pleasure to work with. I’ll definitely use it many more times; in fact I already have a second version planned (this time with no alterations to the original design) and the kids version is on my wish list.
I can tell you that my lazy/optimistic nature that avoids making muslins almost cost me my precious Nani Iro. The bottom of the sweat (mimicking a shirt underneath) was a challenge and I ended up short on fabric to make a real button placket as intended. I have so much to learn when it comes to pattern drafting and alterations that I better start doing it on cheap fabric right?… But you know my motto: next time will be better. 🙂
I still like how it turned out and will try to make a more perfect one in the future.
This year I’m determined to sew one piece of clothing for me each month, I was never good at keeping new years resolutions but lets see how this goes. 😀 I should call it my 12 months project! This seems a cool challenge, if it weren’t for the use of the word architect I would even consider giving it a try hahaha!!!
Hope you liked my little remix and that I inspired you in trying out this cool pattern.
Sorry for having the same expression in every single photo, you see this is my only camera friendly one hahaha seriously I could crop my face from my wedding photos and paste them in these and you wouldn’t notice lololol Who am I kidding you’d notice since it’s been 7 years and two kids… 😀
Happy new year friends!!
Disclaimer – The photos on this post do not portray my everyday hair 😀 😀 😀