Apologies for no Work in Progress Wednesday this week, I’d spent the day sorting out my vintage pattern stash. It is time to make room in my pattern drawers, time to move on the patterns I know I’ll never make. Someone else can have the chance to pat them, drool on them and store them in their own pattern stash! If you fancy seeing what I’m moving on, you can check my Etsy shop. I’ll be adding more patterns regularly, as soon as I check them and photograph them!
I have actually started another project – two in fact! I’ll show them off later, but today I’ve got a couple of Toaster Sweaters that I made for Daughter No1 last month. The cream fleece was bought from Closs & Hamblin in Winchester. I actually got enough to make two of these, one for each of the girls. I’ve made quite a few of these Toaster Sweaters now, and they’re nice and quick to run up! I like that the collar is floppy enough to wear up or folded down!
The raglan sleeve seams, joining seams of the hem band and collar are topstiched with a twin needle. I have a feeling I should have bought more of the fleece when it was available!
I also had some grey jersey with sweatshirt backing. It has nooo stretch, so I went up a size in making it. I had bought it years ago from Fancy Silk Stores in Birmingham, and I made a Sewaholic Fraser for Daughter No2 with it. The rest (about 1.5m) has been hanging around in the stash ever since, waiting for Daughter No1 to choose a pattern. Eventually, the Toaster was named as the lucky pattern this year.
The weather this weekend is absolutely perfect for wearing these sweaters, she’ll be warm and toasty! 🙂