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?