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“SewMyStyle” Project and Sew House Seven Pattern Review

Good Evening Sewcialites!

As part of my New year “Re-SEW-lutions”, I stated that I would be more consistent with blogging AND sewing garments for myself.

Today’s post is my pattern review of the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater  as part of the “SewMyStyle” Project. There were two design options, I chose version #2. toaster_sweaters_front_cover_large

This is my first time using an indie pattern and rather than piece the PDF together myself, I sent the file to Staples and used their “engineering print”option and was able to get a 36×48 printout for $7.63. Not only was this an amazing  price, but the in-store pick up was ready within 24 hours of submitting my order.

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Now on to the pattern review:

Pattern Description: Sew House Seven Misses Toaster Sweater

Pattern Sizing: XS-XXL. I cut the size small. I’m a 34B in the bust and 35″ waist (for now).

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that it is quick sew, approximately 1 hour from cut to finish stitch. I love the mitered corners of the side vents, as well as the high/low hem. Surprisinly, I love the neckline.

Fabric Used: Sweatshirt fleece from JoAnn Fabrics.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. However, the next time I make this, I will add 3 inches to the bottom hem as I’d like for it to hit just below my hip line.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew this again with the added inches to the bottom. I used sweatshirt fleece this time, next time I’ll use a ponte or terry knit for more of a drape and flow look. This is a great pattern for the advanced beginner and I’d highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a quick, fun and fashionable project.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this review. Don’t mind the coat on the dress form. It’s a UFO that will be finished soon.

Project 1 of 12 completed. Can’t wait to style this with a pair of boyfriend fit jeans with a rolled cuff hem and my gray suede heels.

Until Next Time…

Elle

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