Crewneck Sweater 08/2013 #129

Added Jan 24, 2014

by dinagideon

Alexandria, Unit...

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Description

I think it should be described as a short, oversized sweater/sweatshirt hybrid. It is a crewneck sweater, but its casual design definitely lends itself nicely to more relaxed fabrics.

I wrote a very detailed description of the project over at patternreview.com (http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/94732), so to save me some time I will just direct you all there for more information. Fortunately Burda allows multiple photos, so I can upload more here for more details of the end result.

I am wearing a size 38, but needed to take in the side seams an extra 3/4 inch in order for it to not be so oversized. It would have been comically oversized on me in the 38 as it stood. I could have taken the sleeves in as well, but I think I like them a bit bigger…I have nothing in my closet that resembles this sweater, and so I am pretty stoked at how original and unique it looks.

I added the photo of me wearing it with the skirt for two purposes (and not to look silly, lol)…

1. The length is quite short, I have a short torso for my height and normally tops are too long on me. This one was definitely not, and I have to wear a cami with it for modesty.

2. The choice of bottoms is very crucial when wearing this sweater, the midi skirt was too voluminous and my body lost its curves and just looked a bit big overall. Choosing to wear it with a fitted pair of cropped pencil trousers was the correct one, proportion-wise.

Material Notes

Acrylic Wool Boucle Knit fabric from Fabric Mart. Very warm. Touch itchy, but nothing terrible.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops

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    Feb 1, 2014, 01.02 PMby catofdrurylane

    I have some fabric aside so hopefully I’ll make it soon enough ;)

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    Jan 28, 2014, 08.56 PMby papermothballvintage

    Love that fabric and the sweater!

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    Jan 25, 2014, 03.06 PMby Irina Schwab

    This is really lovely and look comfy!

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      Jan 27, 2014, 09.02 PMby dinagideon

      It is so so so comfy!!!

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    Jan 24, 2014, 10.14 PMby liliv-1

    I love it!

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      Jan 27, 2014, 09.02 PMby dinagideon

      Aw, thank you!!! :)

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    Jan 24, 2014, 09.30 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks great on you with the jeans and not the skirt i should add lol x

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      Jan 24, 2014, 09.52 PMby dinagideon

      Oh yes…the skirt made me look like a hippie, or so said my husband. I was leaning towards clueless hipster. ;)

      Much much better with a tailored bottom!

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    Jan 24, 2014, 08.56 PMby catofdrurylane

    Love the relaxed style of this! I live in these types of jumpers so I might have to try this pattern soon..

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      Jan 24, 2014, 09.53 PMby dinagideon

      Thank you! It feels great on, too. Let me know if you do make it up, would love to see you in yours!

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