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Kwik Sew 2856 - Spring Sweater

Yesterday I mentioned that I had made a sweater while waiting for an opportunity to pick up some ribbing. Here it is:

I love white in the spring and summer, but I don't wear it so much lately because something about me in white says "human napkin" to my kids. We'll see how long the sweater lasts.

I used Kwik Sew 2856, View C. This was a really easy project. Start to finish: 2 hours. The fabric is a cotton sweater knit that has been in my stash for around two years. The pattern has been in my stash longer than that. I read an article in Threads #123 about sewing with sweater knits. The author recommended using 1" seam allowances. I played with the fabric a little before cutting anything out and went with 1/2" allowances - double the usual KS allowance. It worked just fine.

I cut a size small and didn't change a single thing. For the seams, I used a zigzag stitch and it sunk into and blended in with the fabric really well. So well that there was no way I was ripping anything out. I did the hems with the same zigzag stitch. All the raw edges were finished on the serger. This was a really messy fabric to work with. Lots of white snippets on the floor.

We'll see how this sweater wears. I liked it best the first time I tried it on. That likely stretched it out and I wasn't as excited about it after that.

I did work on the T-shirts for the Preacher last night. I'm doing them assembly-line style so they are all (3) at the same stage. I probably won't get back to them today. But, soon....

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  1. Great looking top, the sweater knit is so pretty.

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  2. This style looks great on you. Wonderful idea to use a sweater knit.

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  3. Cute sweater. Don't you hate when the fabric stretches out like that. Did you pre-wash it? I like that pattern. Cute.

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