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Red Wool Sweater Top

Added Feb 6, 2016

by madebymeg

San Francisco Ba...

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Description

My latest project is a redrafted t-shirt pattern, which was inspired by this luxurious wool ponte from Crossroads Fabric in Santa Cruz County. The store is in an unassuming building hidden behind a motorcycle repair shop, but you can find the most amazing designer bolt-ends amongst the stacks of fabric. While the owner claimed that material like this can sell for upwards of $50 a yard, she had this one marked at $14 a yard and sold it to me for $12, plus an extra half yard for free as we finished off the bolt. The red wool gave me visions of a classic sweater top, and I wanted to use my Bonnie Sweater pattern with its boat neckline. But first I knew that I had to fix some issues with bunching around the armpits from my first version. My research into the issue led me down an internet rabbit hole to this article on sleeve cap height, which of course then led me to this contradictory article about sleeve cap ease. Who knew t-shirt sewing could get so theoretical and complicated?

You can read about my redrafting at MadebyMeg.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Wool

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    Feb 13, 2016, 08.33 AMby cathysews

    I love it, I want one!

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    Feb 7, 2016, 07.26 PMby Messyessymakes

    the colour really suits you

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    Feb 7, 2016, 04.11 PMby lomarilou

    Such a lovely sweater… Well done!

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    Feb 7, 2016, 09.30 AMby Maria Hayek

    Looks very nice on you. I love the red :)

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