Super Easy Oversized Blue Sweater

So this blue sweater may not of been on my sewing list that I shared Tuesday but honestly when is an over-sized sweater not on someone's to make (or buy) list? This was a great project to get me back in the swing of things and it's one of those basic patterns that you can always revert back to. I have been dying to wear this amazing tassel necklace and I finally have a sweater with the right proportions. I feel so 1920's.
You also may notice that my hair is a different color, no this is not some photoshop magic, I actually did color my hair gray. If you think I'm weird for doing so please stop following my blog, I obviously like being different hence the reason I make my own clothes!
So you wanna know what pattern I used? It'll be no surprise that it's from Burda, but this pattern is currently on sale, so hurry up and download it and make your own. One of my favorite details of this pattern is the hem. hem flaps? I don't know what to call them but I love that there is a seperation here, it keeps the sweater loose rather than bunching up around your hips, I also love that it's a V neck, maybe a little too deep of a V (triple V neck) for some but you can balance the proportions out by wearing pants or a long skirt and not feel over exposed.
It honestly took me longer to print out the pattern and piece it together than it did to sew up this sweater, gotta love my serger! but even if you don't use a serger it's a super easy sew.  I didn't follow the instructions really, It said to sew one shoulder seam and then attach the bias time, I don't really understand the reasoning behind that so I just sewed both shoulder seams and used regular bias tape for the neckline. I also did not "inset" my sleeves I attached them to the bodice before sewing up the side seams, this makes it a lot easier and faster.
I used a thick knit I got from Hancock Fabrics, I think it was one of their value fabrics. But I'm interested to try it with a light t-shirt knit (i.e. the clearance jersey sheet set I picked up at Target.)
I really hope you do try this shirt out, If you've never sewn knits this would be a great way to start. And believe me after you sew your first knit you will open up a whole new world of sewing! Have an awesome weekend!

4 comments:

  1. I totally agree: an oversize sweater is always needed in a wardrobe and I really like this one!

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    1. Thank you! I'd be wearing it right now if it wasn't in the wash! :)

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  2. Beautiful sweater! I thought this might be a little over-slouchy, but this outfit is really chic! Can I ask - did you use your usual burda size? Or did you size down for a slouchy but not 'laundry day' look?

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    1. I did a size 38, I will probably size down next time and raise the neckline a little because I feel it's a little low especially running around with kids. As for the length I'll probably shorten it a couple inches as well. not a ton because I like it long but I'm so short and I have a really short torso. I hope that helps. I've often noticed with Burdastyle that going one size down than they suggest usually gets the best fit. but I would not size something down until you've done a muslin. if it's big you can always make it smaller, not vice versa!

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