Friday, 11 March 2016

Black and biscuit Sewaholic Fraser Sweatshirt


In terms of sewing, I've had a sluggish start to the year. Life's been full yet challenging and my new job is enjoyable but tiring. I recently found the time and energy to squeeze in a quick project though, and it felt good! 



The moment Sewaholic's Fraser Sweater pattern was released I knew I had to have it. Not only do I love sewing with knits, especially when I'm pressed for time, but the design details and variations are really cool.


I used a snuggly, fleece-backed knit from my stash which is heavyweight and delicately flecked. I paired it with a lighter weight knit which is beautifully textured. I really, really like the colour combination of the black and biscuit - it gives a basic make a sleek finish.



Construction-wise, this was a doddle. Quick and fairly easy. But the instructions didn't go into tas much detail as you'd expect of Sewaholic, which might be an issue for those who haven't experienced sewing points like the ones on the front and sleeve yokes. 

Fret not though, because this tutorial should help with both Views C and A.


For a comfortable fit, I cut out a size 10 from top to waist and graded to a 12 from waist to bottom. I also shortened the sleeves by 6cm, although they could do with being a smidgeon shorter really. I'm pretty happy with the overall fit, but the length hits at my widest part...good ole muffin tops! I can just about get away with it with a black hem band, but I'll probably lengthen the bodice a little next time.

And there will be a next time as I already have Versions B and C planned!


What do you think to the Fraser Sweatshirt? Have you sewn one up yet?

27 comments:

  1. Your sweater is lovely. I haven't sewn this pattern yet as I bought the Zircon pattern by Paprika which is very similar. Paprika have a very detailed tutorial on their blog for sewing in the sharp angles on the yoke which would also be appropriate for this pattern. Jenny

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    1. They do indeed. I think this is more flattering than the Zircon would be. And it does look smashing on you.
      My eye wants the black yoke on the back, too. But what the hell does my eye know?

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    2. Love the look of the Zircon and I love how the yoke is both on the front and back! Darn it...now I may have to seriously consider buying it!!!

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    3. I'm sewing Zircon right now, and am loving it! I think the biggest challenge is fabric choice... I had originally picked out fabric that ended up looking like an ill fated Star Trek "red shirt". LOL

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    4. Um... Meant to also say how much I love your Fraser! :)

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  2. Oh man I love your version!!! I looks fantastic! When the pattern came out I liked it but didn't feel compelled to buy it if only because I had just finally bought Linden, but now I will have to put it on my list.

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    1. Aaaw, thanks Carlee! Linden's on my list :o)

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  3. Oh! It looks so cosy! Our boiler is bust so it's just what I need right now. I have one or two Grainline Linden sweatshirts lined up.

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    1. Eeep! Hope it gets fixed soon, but at least you have snuggly sweatshirts to keep you cosy :o)

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  4. Love it! I think I might need to buy this for the fall. :)

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  5. Love the combination of fabrics and especially love the color and flecks in the 'biscuit'. So nice.

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  6. This is looks terrific – I really like the contrast between the two colours, and they look really neat at the joins too!

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    1. Thanks Janet, you're too kind!

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  7. It looks great, really lovely fabric choice, particularly the black.

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  8. What a lovely sweatshirt. Those posted sections really take it up a notch or two. It looks great. Xx

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  9. Very nice! I made the Fraser Sweatshirt too (yet to blog) and it is a great pattern. You've done a great job of those angles!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your version :o)

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  10. I really love the fabric combination, and the style really suits you. I am sitting on my hands, trying not to buy yet another pattern!

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    1. Haha, thanks Sue! It's so hard not to give in to all the fabulous new patterns being released!

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  11. Awesome! Really beautiful! I really need for next winter and for cold weather to sew my own sweater, this one is perfect! Good choice for the fabric!

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  12. I love your combo for this sweatshirt. All the best with your new job too.

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  13. Cute!! Your color combo is really chic!

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  14. This dress is a beauty! Thanks for sharing details about the process of making this sewing patterns.

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