I had a pleasant Sunday afternoon stitching up this cozy sweater. It was super easy to make, especially with the use of a serger. It’s the perfect sweater to transition into spring. It’s great for breezy days and chilly nights. Hopefully it will be the last sweater I sew for awhile, though. I’m so anxious to jumpstart my spring sewing!
The pattern itself is Butterick 6247, an easy pullover tunic with collar variations. I cut out the size medium. There was no need to make a muslin. I knew I wanted the sweater to feel oversized rather than fitted.
I went with variation D. The fabric the model is wearing is the exact same fabric that I made my poncho out of. For this sweater, I am also using a sweater fleece and went with a forest green color. I love the color and again, this fabric is wonderful to sew with. It doesn’t shift around and gave me no trouble at all.
Almost every seam is serged. Also, instead of having to fold and hem all of the layers, I simply serged each hem using the narrow rolled hem feature. So satisfying. I much prefer to finish my hems that way than tediously folding and pressing a narrow hem.
I did use a double twin needle, however, to attach the sleeves and the collar. The nice thing about these sleeves is that there is no easing required to attach them to the armholes. They fit right in. I think it was the fastest I’ve ever attached sleeves and I didn’t have any issues, fortunately. Sleeves are usually one of the last steps, and it just kills me if I have to unstitch and re-stitch them.
Construction-wise, there are really no surprises here. Just a very straightforward and satisfying stitch.
Lou Lou and Jack stopped by to say hello:
Before I sign off, I’m wondering if anyone else is registered for any sewing conferences this summer? I’m actually registered for two different ones. I will be attending Mimi G’s style and sewing conference this June in Los Angeles and then Sew Pro in Chicago this September. I’ve never been to a sewing conference before, but it sounds like fun. There are different workshops to attend and the conference in LA is taking everyone on a fabric shopping tour around Los Angeles, in addition to all of the different classes. Plus, let’s be honest, I also wanted an excuse to spend a weekend in LA. If this sounds like fun to you, join me and register! I would love to meet some of you ladies that I’ve been following your blogs for quite awhile. Hope to see you there!