Both Aria and Audrey decided to participate in Project sew It this year. Project Sew It is a monthly inspirational sewing challenge created by Celina of Petit a Petit and Family. January’s challenge is to sew a sweater. Here are both of us to tell you about January’s project.
Audrey: When I saw January’s sweater challenge I decided it was time to execute! I’ve had the plans for this particular sweater for over almost a year. I’ve had the Jasper Sweater pattern for quite a while, and you can read about the 1st one I made here. I absolutely love that one, even though it’s too tight across the shoulders because I didn’t make any wide shoulder adjustment and the sweatshirt fleece I was using didn’t have any stretch. So I picked up some French Terry Fabric-Aruba Blue fabric last winter. Then the season turned to spring, in summer I found out I was expecting, and so the idea just sat and sat.
Finally the Project Sew It January sweater challenge spurred me to action. You probably noticed that it’s not me modeling these photos, but Allegra. But when I’m not wearing maternity clothing anymore, I now have something very nice and new waiting for me!
This time when I sewed the Jasper Sweater I took a little extra time and, according to the instructions, I bound the exposed hood seams with some contrasting Riley Blake knit fabric leftover from this skirt. I also used this fabric for the pocket. It’s a subtle and stunning accent and I am totally in love with this tiny detail!
I found these buttons at JoAnns also, and just love them! They are the perfect accent for this Jasper Sweater. Aria (who has the same width of shoulders as me) tried on the Jasper Sweater and declared it a perfect fit across the shoulders and back. I can’t wait to try it on!
Aria’s January Project Sew It Sweater:
I really had fun sewing the Lane Raglan Hoodie! It went really fast and easy!
The most difficult part about it was the thumb cuffs, but it was definitely worth it! I had to scrap the first attempt because I discovered I had cut out that pattern piece with the stretch the wrong way…I cut it out again and sewing them went quite a bit faster that time!
I also wanted to add a pocket, so I used the kangaroo pocket piece from the Halifax Hoodie pattern! This was pretty easy too!
I REALLY love my new hoodie and I wear it all the time! I used Sweatshirt Fleece Fabric – Dark Gray Heathered for this Lane Raglan Hoodie. Looking forward to the next challenge!
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