Toaster Sweater #1

Toaster One
 

Navy blue is slowly creeping into my wardrobe as my new go-to color over black, my usual everyday staple color.  It started with my Lonetree jacket and long-sleeve stripe top, and a lot of what I’m pinning these days on Pinterest for sewing inspiration is grounded in navy blue.  It’s a flattering color for pale people like me!

As a follow-up to the Toaster Sweater #2 I made at the end of last year, I decided to give #1 a try with some ponte I bought from Metro Textiles in December.

 

Toaster One
 

First off, this fabric is to die for – the ponte feels like a rayon blend, is incredibly soft after washing, and has a nice drape.  I love this fabric so much, I called up Kashi at Metro Textiles to order more!

The fabric isn’t very full-bodied, which is why the funnel neck collapses instead of standing up like in the pattern photos.  I was a little disappointed with that, but it’s so cozy to wear I got over that element pretty fast.

 

Toaster One
 

I actually tried this pattern out late last year and modified it to be a little longer in body length than what the pattern originally calls for – I thought it looked a bit cropped in the photos and was worried that the length of the sweater would hit right at the top of the waistband of my jeans.  Well, I should have just made the pattern as is, because the longer length threw off all the proportions of the sweater, it’s really perfect the way it’s drafted!  I don’t find it too short and can wear it with my high rise and lower rise jeans.  Maybe it’s the waist band that causes the illusion of the sweater looking short?  I also love the deep cuffs of the sleeves, they form a slight flare.

 

Toaster One
 

Like Toaster #2, this came together in a snap – it’s an easy-peasy instant-gratification project, perfect for a Saturday afternoon sewing session.  Everything was sewn on my serger.

 

Toaster One
 

I’m now in the process of wrapping up my “winter” sewing and shifting gears into projects for spring – especially for a trip coming up soon that I’ll share more about in another post.  Of course, as I type this, a blizzard is descending on Boston…but I know that spring weather will be here soon!

 

Pattern: Toaster Sweater #1 by Sew House Seven
Fabric: Viscose double-knit from Metro Textiles

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  1. March 14, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I love your Toaster! Of course I’m a huge fan of navy too 🙂 you’re right that pale folks like us just suit navy. I have the Toaster Sweater pattern sitting now in the corner of my cutting table so I’ll keep what you say about lengthening in mind. I’m in such a habit of lengthening I probably would have automatically anyway but I like where yours falls. (I’m 5’8″ – I think you’re 5’7″?)

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