Happy Monday from Disney World! I am down here for a work training, but Nathan and I were able to sneak in a day in Disney beforehand. I’ve been sharing parts on the weekend on my Instagram stories if you want to follow along! Warning: there are a lot of Pony Tanks that will be worn this week 🙂
Anyways, what you really came here for is #MeMadeMonday, so here we go! People have been going crazy over the new Papercut Patterns collection, Sakura, so I had to join in on the fun! While at first I wasn’t totally in love with the patterns, I decided there were a few I wanted to give a go! As a huge ruffles fan, I just couldn’t pass up the Kyoto Sweater! Despite it being so warm here in the Washington, D.C. area, who doesn’t love a cute sweatshirt to throw on at night or in the morning?
I’ve made a few other Papercut Patterns and had a pretty good idea about their sizing and instructions, so in just a few hours I was able to print, stick together, trace, cut and sew the Kyoto sweater. It was a really satisfying weeknight sew!
The Kyoto Sweater is a ruffle sleeve sweater or tee featuring drop shoulders, short or long sleeve options and hem and cuff bands.
I used a really lightweight French Terry from LA Finch Fabrics that I bought a while back. Unfortunately, they’re out of the blue, but they still have it in a light pink. I love french terry so much and this french terry is the perfect “lightweight” french terry. Perfect for the warmer months.
One thing to note about Papercut Patterns is that the majority of their cutting layouts show cutting single layer instead of on the fold. I cut the Kyoto Sweater on the fold and was able to make this top and the Dreamer Top from See Kate Sew out of a three yard cut (with even some to spare!). The Dreamer Top has a yardage requirement of 1.5 yards and the Kyoto has a yardage requirement of about 1.7 yards, so I don’t think cutting it on the fold changes the yardage requirement, but it might not be a bad idea to lay the pieces out.
Here’s the Dreamer Top – I think it’s fun to see different patterns in the same fabric! I love this top too!
Because I didn’t want the sweater to be overly baggy, I made up the XS size and I’m glad I did. I sewed a small in my Saiph Tunic from Papercut Patterns and I thought it was a little bit on the big side. As this had a similar relaxed fit, I’m really glad I sized down a size to an XS.
I did make a major oopsie on the ruffle. The wrong side of my ruffle is facing up. That’s because my brain doesn’t really like to follow if something isn’t right sides together. So I sewed the ruffle to the sweatshirt right sides together, leading to a wrong side up ruffle. Oh well – I kinda like it! It adds some dimension!
I do have to caveat this post to say that my husband was totally not a fan of this sweater. He didn’t mind the sweater itself, but thought the ruffle was oddly placed. I think I don’t totally disagree, but I still like the way it turned out. I do prefer the look that Allie from Allie M. Jackson sewed up of the Sloane Sweatshirt because the ruffle is at the shoulder seam.
I have a few other items in the Papercut new collection up my sleeve including the Kobe Dress and the Kochi Kimono. My machine is currently being serviced (and I’m out of town for the rest of the week), but I’m hoping to get back at the sewing next weekend!
What are your favorite patterns in the new Papercut Patterns collection?
Kyoto Sweater Summary:
Size Made: XS
Notions Used: I sewed the entire sweater on the sewing machine without anything but a jersey double needle and my walking foot.
Ease of Construction: Super easy and quick!
Fit: Good fit – it’s a baggy sweatshirt, so it fits?
Repeatable? I kinda want to try the tee – but I don’t know how many ruffle sweatshirts one can have?
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