Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bubblegum Fleece Tobin Sweater

Another Tobin sweater, in a very different fabric from my first!



I love seeing how different fabrics can alter the look of a pattern. My first Tobin sweater was made from a drapey sweater knit. This version is thick, fluffy fleece.


Same as my first Tobin, this is view B, the cowl necked version with a high-low hem and hemmed sleeves. It's a straight size size 16 C/D.


The fabric is some bubblegum fleck sweatshirt fleece from Imagine Gnats that I've had for over 2 years. I can't really remember what I had in mind when I bought this fluffy fabric, which is probably on the girlier side of things for me... baby pink? But I love those rainbow flecks!


Since my fabric has the minimum amount of stretch necessary for the Tobin pattern, I probably should have done a small full bicep adjustment. I totally forgot, though! It's ok, just a smidge tighter than I normally like, especially for layering underneath. I think it's this fabric, though, because I don't find the sleeves to be tight on my green version...


I made the same construction changes as my first version understitching the cowl neck and topstitch the neckline seam down flat. 

I love how the cowl neck has so much body in this fabric; it stands up on its own!


I think the Tobin pattern's bust darts are especially important in getting a nice fit in this thicker, less stretchy fabric. 


Super cozy! This thick sweater will come in handy this winter, for sure.

4 comments:

  1. This colour and fabric look so perfectly cosy!

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  2. Love that cowl! I agree with the lack of stretch with this fabric. I made Toaster Sweater #1 with it last year and although it supposedly has the correct amount of stretch that the pattern calls for, I can not even pull the sleeves up to wash my hands!

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  3. Super-cute! The fabric doesn't read pink at all in these photos - its looks more gray to me. I love the slightly more structured look for this pattern.

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  4. Love it, color is nice, looks great on you!

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