She wore a raspberry sweet-tee….
Pattern: Sweet Tee by Patterns for Pirates
Time to Make: 1 hour
Material: 1 1/2 yard of Hatchi Sweater Knit
Total Cost to Make: $3.75
Apparently I’ve developed a thing for reds and pink- it must be Valentines in the air! I don’t normally wear these colors. I had been meaning to sew up this sweater since November but then I was suddenly stricken with the crazy urge to sew all the Christmas presents. Now that that’s over, I have time to catch up with my winter clothes.
This is the Sweet Tee pattern from Patterns for Pirates. Before I found their PDF patterns, I never really sewed with knits much. They’ve definitely got a fan in me though-almost every pattern I’ve sewn from their shop has been a hit. This one in particular comes together really quickly and would be a good starter pattern if you’ve never sewn knits before.
The fabric came from a mystery sweater knit box from LDG Textiles and is probably a poly blend. I believe I spent $2.50 per yard and this top took a yard and a half.
I particularly like the dolman sleeves on this sweater – sometimes it’s nice not to have to set in the sleeves. I sewed the entire thing on my serger using a narrow three-thread overlock combined with a chain stitch. I used wooly nylon in the lower looper and for the chain thread. The resulting stitch was super strong, but not as stretchy as using a four-thread overlock. I made a few sweaters for Christmas presents using only the four-thread overlock, and the resulting seams were not as sturdy. I used the four-thread overlock to attach the neck band, and a narrow cover stitch to finish the sleeves and bottom hem.
In today’s news, I just received this fabric mail from Knitpop, and none of it is pink or red!
I am considering using most of it for the soduko wardrobe contest happening right now at patternreview.com. Here is the rough draft of my spring wardrobe, though I might change the colors and switch out the kimono top with a cocoon cardigan.
I will have to see how inspired I feel after I finish doing the taxes and planning for the spring garden. I better get to work! Hope your day is a fabulous one!