Sunday Uniform

I don’t know about you, but over the past couple of years, I’ve developed a bit of a “Sunday Uniform.”  In the summer, it’s usually a sun dress (as it is most other days).  In the fall and winter, it switches to leggings and some sort of cozy top.

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I’ve spent the last week or so fighting off the stomach flu and a sinus infection, so I just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving the house to take photos (or putting mascara on for that matter).  But, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show off something perfectly comfy for an afternoon on the couch.

When I saw the toaster sweater, I had a feeling that it would fit the bill for the chilly Chicago falls and winters.   As soon as I got this gorgeous french terry in the mail, I knew they would be a match made in heaven.

I sewed this up in a size M, and truth be told, it’s a little more oversized and comfy than I had anticipated.  I’m also not totally sold on the neckline of this version.  I think next time I would size down to a small, and try the other neck option.  You can see how much extra fabric I have, and how far off from my actual shoulders the shoulder seams are.

I will likely wear the life out of this thing, though, as the fabric is just too good.  The insides are silky soft, and it’s got awesome 4-way stretch.  The color is also right up my alley.  It does have a tendency to wrinkle, though, so if that’s the sort of thing that bugs you, I’d recommend it for a more fitted make.  The stretch means it would also be perfect for a cozy dress or a closer-fitting top.

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Details:

Fabric: Caramel Organic Cotton French Terry

Pattern: Toaster Sweater 2 from Sew House 7

Size: M

Alterations: Lengthened the body 2 inches; shortened sleeves 1 inch

 

Ashley blogs about sewing, knitting, and life as a Northeastern-er living in Chicago at craftsanctuary.com

5 thoughts on “Sunday Uniform

  1. alexandrap529 says:

    What a great comfy sweater! I recently sewed up the Toaster myself in an art gallery knit. I found it to be too large in the front but too short in the torso. The slits on me are so high up that I can’t wear it without showing some serious skin!

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    • craftsanctuary says:

      I actually added about 2 inches to mine, and I’m only 5ft tall! I could definitely see that being an issue for taller ladies. I compared it to the length of another top first, because I knew I wouldn’t wear it unless it covered my bum!

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