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!