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chunky sweaters

Added Oct 19, 2017

by mokosha

Beograd, Serbia

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Description

made this pattern once before,
using some thin wool fabric,
and it looked all droopy and unattractive..
but i thought it has potential,
so i gave it another go, but this time in proper fabric
some sort of boiled wool knit
that i’ve found in remnant bin of my favorite local fabric shop
..
i loved it soo much, that i’ve made another one immediately
..
made some changes to the pattern
as i cut both front and back on fold, to eliminate central front and back seams
also, i made the hem more even
..
i made smaller size than i would normally do
as i always do when sewing burda’s oversized patterns
also, when making blue version, i did not have enough fabric, so i cut with minimal allowances
and this version is probably closer to size 34 than 36 that i was making
but it’s knit fabric, and oversize desing, so it stil fits ok
..
both are made entirely on my overlocker, and than hemmed by hand
(blue one looks a bit wonky as it still wasn’t hemmed when we took pictures)

Material Notes

around 1.5m of boiled wool knit for each

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Style
Casual
Material
Wool

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  • Me_on_shore_large

    Nov 15, 2017, 04.05 PMby DeniseJo

    Hi, I’ve been all over the burda website trying to find out how accurate their sizing chart is. I noticed you mentioned above that their patterns run big. According to their sizing chart, I need a 42 (I normally wear a size 6 or 8 from store-bought clothes. Do you think I should go down a burda size? Should I go down more than one size? Sorry, this is kind of off-topic from your post, but I’m disappointed to find that the forum is pretty non-active on this website. Any help is much appreciated.

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    Nov 3, 2017, 04.47 PMby sewing fanatic

    Fabulous style and quality!

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      Nov 4, 2017, 09.28 AMby mokosha

      thank you :)

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    Oct 31, 2017, 05.49 AMby Dworley

    These sweaters look great in your chunky heavier fabrics! I may make one too

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      Nov 1, 2017, 10.48 PMby mokosha

      glad you like them!

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    Oct 23, 2017, 10.12 AMby Mary Athey

    I love these. What fabulous kimperz and you loom grest wearing them xx

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 23, 2017, 08.56 PMby mokosha

      thanks

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    Oct 23, 2017, 01.24 AMby izbott

    Funky & contemporary. Next time I get my hands on wool, I will keep this pattern in mind. I think I like your versions more than the examples from birds. The texture is so rich. Girl you got style. ;-)

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      Oct 23, 2017, 08.56 PMby mokosha

      thank you very much :)

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    Oct 22, 2017, 06.29 AMby Maria Loupa

    So beautiful, both sweaters.

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 22, 2017, 11.16 AMby mokosha

      thanks

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    Oct 21, 2017, 07.13 PMby TeenyUK

    I’m so glad you’ve made these because I too have this pattern and I was wondering what it would be like if the hem was straightened up and maybe lengthened a bit. And it looks great!

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      Oct 22, 2017, 11.17 AMby mokosha

      glad that you like them :)

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    Oct 21, 2017, 04.24 PMby Iris Arctica

    These sweaters look so cool, I really like your choice of fabric!

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      Oct 21, 2017, 06.35 PMby mokosha

      thanks

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    Oct 20, 2017, 01.23 PMby SurMesure

    Love your sweaters, they look very confortable. As you mentioned I tried this pattern and the result was way too big! I should give it another try with a better fabric. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Princezica_large

      Oct 21, 2017, 06.35 PMby mokosha

      thank you for the lovely words :)

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