Project Sew It // Toaster Sweater // Sewing For Women
Have you heard of #projectsewit? It's a fun movement started by the fabulous Celina of Petit A Petit + Family, challenging sewists everywhere to sew at least one garment a month. Whether it be for ourselves or our kids. This year she made the challenge even more fun with a theme to go with each month. January's theme was SWEATERS.
This also coordinates with another challenge that took Instagram by storm; #sewmystyle. Each month there is a featured pattern and the idea is that if you make each one, you will have a small capsule wardrobe at the end of the year.
I've jumped in to play along with each challenge! I'm not sure I'll be sewing every pattern included in Sew My Style, but I'm hoping to be able to sew the same type of garment each month. For example: February's pattern is a cardigan, I'm not planning to make that exact pattern, but I'm planning to sew a different cardigan pattern.
All that explaining, brings me to the sweater I'm here to talk about today! It is one piece that ticked the box for both of the challenges. Yay!
Having made the Toaster Sweater #2 before, I knew that I wanted to make it again in a different type of fabric. This time I chose a lightweight sweater knit with a fun sparkly stripe from Stylish Fabric.
I sewed the same size as my previous version, which is one size down from where the size chart put me. I also lengthened the pattern by 2 inches. It is perfection. I'm totally in love with this version!!
I can definitely see myself sewing even more of this pattern. Not to mention I still have to sew up version #1! Also the mash-ups between the 2 that are showing up are amazeballs. I have many more Toaster Sweaters to sew up, that is for sure!
This sweater knit is very thin and lightweight (I may have been a little cold during this shoot :)), I think it will be a perfect early spring piece! I can't wait to pair it with shorts or capris. I will say though that it snags very easily. I didn't have any problems while sewing it, but just wearing it for the shoot and then carrying my tripod into the house, under my arm, it snagged in a couple places. I'll have to be careful when wearing it!
The sparkle of the sweater was hard to photograph, but it's there! It has some metallic gold threads woven in with some blue as well. Totally pretty. Totally up my alley!
So there is my completed January challenge piece! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably know January was a rough one, with sickness and winter blues. February is already feeling much better, and I'm praying the crazy sickness bugs leave us alone for the rest of the season! :) I've got fun plans for February and already a good jump on the projects, yay!!!
Links & Details:
- Toaster Sweater #2
- Modifications: Lengthened body 2 inches. Sized down one size.