My hunt for chic sweater pattern is unrelenting. The internet has exploded over Sew House Seven’s new pattern, Toaster Sweater #1 (they also have a #2 version). I love anything with a turtleneck and I’m so glad they are coming back into fashion!!! Yay!!!
Here’s the details:
- Pattern: Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1
- Fabric: Nosh Terry Sweatshirting, 1 ½ yards (because the fabric is 95 inches wide!!!)
- Size: Large
- Modifications: lengthened bodice by 2 inches, lengthened arms by 1 inch
The sweater is closer fitting and semi-cropped that’s why I added a little bit of length. It also features raglan sleeves (OMG yes!!!!), a wide waistband, a loose turtleneck (squeee!!!), long cuffs and falls between the high and low hip. I was unsure how good a raglan sweatshirt would look. I wanted something stylish and not frumpy. This pattern didn’t disappoint.
This pattern is one of those awesome, magical patterns where the entire garment can be sewn on a serger. It’s quick and easy; only took me 30 minutes to sew. I did bust out my sewing machine to top-stitch the neckband and waistband.
I used a new fabric for this sweater. I’ve had NOSH’s terry sweat-shirting in my stash for 6 months now, too scared to cut it for anything. The NOSH fabric is soft and cozy and worked great to make a fall / winter sweater.
Then I got adventurous. I still had a bit of scraps leftover from sweater attempts last winter. I had just enough sweater fleece from Jo Ann’s to make a super thick and warm version. No regrets! This pattern definitely works well with super thick fabrics.
I’m so happy I made this pattern.