With the start of the year so many sewing challenges have appeared on social media, I like the look of them all but I’ve realised I need to be realistic as to how much time I can spend sewing and be selective. To make things I actually need to fill gaps in my wardrobe and to attempt to use the growing mountain of patterns I already own.
When I saw Project sew it I liked the fact it just has a theme each month, January is sweaters. I wanted a top that was cosy but could be layered so found a heavy cotton jersey in my fabric stash and thought it would be great for a long jumper that could be layered up & worn with jeans or leggings. This New Look pattern that came free with Sew mag has a great cocoon shape .
This is a nice easy pattern to sew up, with few pattern pieces, and so comfortable to wear. I did the facings option which was a bit of mistake as it feels a little bulky with the thick fabric so I may take this off & redo with a binding edge instead.
I made it ready for a trip to Bulgaria and was perfect to wear to dinner in the snowy mountains with a cosy matching snood made with the remnants!