Earlier this fall I stormed the fabric store and purchased a bunch of cozy wintery fabrics for the season.I'm not a fan of cut and sew sweaters, but this fabric begged me to take it home. What makes a knit a sweater anyway? It's the stitches per inch. And there are diverging theories on what number that is but in general it's about anything less than 9 per inch makes it a sweater. I might be blasted for that? Anybody have the true answer?
This fabric is 100% wool and it was purchased at The Mill End Store in Milwaukee, Or for 15.99 per yard. Yikes! I splurged on this one and it was worth it.
I wanted to make a cowl neck so I bought patter 8597 from Vogue. I read the pattern reviews that it wasn't as deep as the drawing on the envelope and by the way I always worry when there isn't a photo too. I altered the neck so it would be a little deeper by slashing and spreading the front as below
|Used this technique from Pattern Making for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong|
|Then I squared off the center front.|
|The sweater is super long but I also have not hemmed it yet- lazy|
|This is the back neck, it wraps around from the front which is an interesting detail|
|This is a better view of the front neck|
Ok kids, off to Christmas shop. The mall opens in one hour. Next I'll show you to cool sewing history book I got for my birthday!