I've been traveling a lot which is great, but it is hard to sew when you're on the road. I'm happy for a couple months at home and being reunited with my sewing machine. My first project? The Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven.
We just started stocking Sew House Seven patterns and I was particularly excited about this pattern. Toaster Sweater has all the right things going on. Two adorable versions, a modest-yet-sexy high neck, and my favorite--raglan sleeves.
View 1 features a banded bottom hem and sleeves and is one of those magical patterns where the entire garment can be sewn on a serger. This is my favorite way to make a knit shirt. So quick! So tidy! I did break out the cover stitch machine for some topstitching on the raglan seams and neck. This top came together like a dream.
I choose to make a size small and this top is a bit more fitted than I'm used to these days. For this reason, I prefer to pair it with skirts rather than jeans. View B is more oversized with a slightly flared, split hem, so I'm excited to try this version next.
I used one of my favorite fabrics for this - french terry. This Soy French Terry is a soft and cozy knit - perfect for fall and winter garments. This was the perfect quick and cozy sew to get me back into sewing after my travel hiatus - Toaster sweater view B - you're next!