Friday, December 15, 2017

Toaster Sweater Week: Quilted Jersey #1

Toaster Sweaters for everyone this Toaster Sweater Week!


I chose my younger sister's name from the hat for our Christmas gift exchange this year. A Toaster Sweater #1 was a bit of a no-brainer!


For hers, I chose a cotton blend quilted jersey from Joann (yes, same as the fabric I used for my Toaster Sweater #2... I like what I like!). For hers, I used the grey colorway, which is really lovely and expensive looking.


For her Toaster Sweater, I chose the same size I used for my mom: medium at the bust to a large at the hip. I didn't shorten the sleeves for my sister, though. They are the intended length.


I think it looks pretty awesome on her! Stylish and cozy...very après ski, non?

Well, in this case, more like après opening presents and avant checking out the Christmas parade, bonfire and fireworks at Ogunquit, Maine's Christmas by the Sea.


A note to readers: that is not dandruff. Just some perfectly timed picturesque snow!


I think she likes it! She even gave me a few sassy poses to show it off. Ha!


And that concludes Toaster Sweater Week Check out all the posts here. There's still a bit of time to enter the pattern giveaway if you haven't yet (see post here for details). I hope you enjoyed it and found it perhaps a little bit informative! 

I stand by my assertion that any of the versions of the Toaster Sweater could make a great gift since they are so easy to sew and are pretty forgiving, fit-wise.

14 comments:

  1. Great sweater! I need to get back to Joann's and check out their knits again.

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    1. Thanks! They have some interesting finds from time to time!

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  2. I love the fabric - it's a cozy looking pattern on it's own but the texture makes it look even cozier.

    Toaster Sweater #1 is one pattern I've been eying but just starting with knit's and tops for myself I'm not sure about making shoulder adjustments for square shoulders in a raglan sleeve.

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    1. Thanks!

      Hmmm... I haven't done a square shoulder adjustment on a raglan, but I bet someone out there has! You can do it!

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  3. Your sister is so cute! Love the sweater and the sass!

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  4. This is my new favourite. I love the fabric. Not seen anything like it in the U.K. That isn't either horrible and synthetic or outrageously expensive. Please enter me into your giveaway- I'm a sweater virgin! Merry Christmas x

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, this was a lucky find. After making this, I went and bought several more yards of this fabric!

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  5. I'm glad to hear a good review of the fabric. I like the look of it but it didn't feel like it would be comfortable. I will have to give it a try. I love the sweater you made your sister.

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    1. The fabric is a little bit stiff, so likely wouldn't work for anything requiring drape, but it's good for a boxy sweater like the Toaster!

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  6. I've been on the fence about the toaster sweater. Although your cranberry fleece was the first sewing blog I read and my intro to indie patterns after a long time away so I wanted to love it. I just wasn't sure the shape would work on me. Toaster week, however, has convinced me. They ALL looked so great. Thank you for the inspiration. - Tanya

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    1. Glad you found all the Toasters inspiring!! :-)

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  7. You totally made me fall in love with the Toaster pattern this week. This is just grand!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! It was a fun week to (somewhat accidentally) put together!

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