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.