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).
- I’m not consistent with seam allowence with the serger.
- 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!