Toaster Sweater

I have long loved the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater.

When Simplicity came out with a similar version, I bought it during a sale at JoAnn Fabrics.

Then months went by and I never had a chance to sew it.

Now that the kids are back in school, I set to work.

I had two fabrics, so I made two of version D.

The first fabric was from the discount bin at Joann’s.

My serger was not threaded , so initially I finished my seams with a zigzag stitch.

For this version, I used the straight stretch stitch for the first time.

This was very easy to sew (although, I need practice with my neckline sewing).

I did follow a video tutorial, Brittany J. Jones Sew With Me series (just search the pattern number).

With the way I finished my seams, the seams were bulky.

So, today I tackled threading my serger.

Happy to say, I threaded it on the first try!

Then I went back to the sweater and finished the seams with the serger.

Not the best order to do things in, but it worked.

I’m not sure I love the fabric enough to wear it as part of my wardrobe, but this would be a good sweater to throw on going to and from the gym.

The second fabric was from a discount bin at Walmart- 4 yards for $3.

I really liked the weight of this fabric, soft and thin weight.

This version I did mostly with the serger, using my machine only to stay stitch the neckline.

It went pretty well.

This was a good project to work on pattern matching ( I did good with the front and back, the waist band is a little wonky).

Two issues:

  1. I’m not consistent with seam allowence with the serger.
  2. I have different colored threads on my serger so I can follow them if there is a threading issue. This fabric is thin and you can see the orange thread.

Honestly though, this looks cute on and is light enough to wear under a duster so it will be wearable.

All in all, this was a good practice project and I have sweatshirt fabric that I look forward to using.

Maybe a different view next time.

Have a good week!

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