I’m really enjoying the #SewMyStyle challenge. It’s forcing me to step outside my comfort zone a little bit and sew patterns I might not have normally picked up. Also, if you’re ever looking for some Instagram inspiration, check out #SewMyStyle hashtag to see how people are really making these patterns their own!
As a big fan of the Alberta Pencil Skirt by Sew House Seven, I was really excited to try her Toaster Sweater as well. While I’m not really a turtleneck or high neck kind of girl, the pattern has been super popular and when #SewMyStyle was announced I knew this was the thing that would get me to try to Toaster Sweater.
I originally set out to make version 2, but chose a thinner knit than it needed and I didn’t lengthen it, so I didn’t like my first attempt (hence the lack of pictures!).
I decided then to go for version 1 last Sunday and boy is it comfy! It is just so cozy – I have worn it multiple times since making it and it’s only been a week!
I used a herringbone french terry for the body and turtle neck from Stitch Sew Shop and a grey ribbing for the sleeve cuffs and bottom cuff again from Stitch Sew Shop.
I loved the way this turned out – I think it’s a cute sporty look while also being more dressed up than a normal sweatshirt. I didn’t make any modifications to this one – but I think next time I would add some length to it so it hits a little bit lower.
After making view 1, I wanted to give view 2 another try. I used a thicker double faced quilted knit from Style Maker Fabrics. The thicker knit really helped with view 2. I also added 4″ on to the bodice as I preferred a longer sweater than a more cropped one.
I really struggled with the mitered corners but loved how they turned out. The only other issue, obviously user error, I have is telling the front from the back when I first go to put it on, but I ordered some labels that should come in this week that will help with that!
I wore both Toaster Sweaters with my Ginger Jeans – because, once you make you own jeans you must wear them whenever possible, right?
Overall, I loved month 1 of #SewMyStyle – I got to try two patterns I wouldn’t normally have picked out. I used fabric out of stash (major win!) for version 2 and bought some of my favorite fabric (see previous Linden Sweatshirts here in herringbone knits!).
I see more Toaster Sweaters in my future – great first projects for #SewMyStyle! On to the Saunio Cardigan!
Did you make a Toaster Sweater this month as part of #SewMyStyle?