Slowly it’s getting colder especially in the early of the morning. Time to wear sweaters and cardigans. I also wanted to add some colour into my wardrobe to wear with my back and dark blue garments. The Assembly Line Elastic Tie Sweater is the first colour step. In the shop windows one can see green, In de etalages zie je veel kleur zoals groen, royal blue, red but also mustard yellow. All these colours aren’t in my fabric stash so time to go fabric hunting.
I visited two big annual fabric sales in October: the Stoffenbeurs and Stoffenspektakel but sadly I didn’t find what I was looking for. Sikkes was selling some mottled yellow sweater fabric with 3 % spandex. Perfect fabric to make another Seven House Toaster Sweater V2. I also decided to make some alterations.
Seven House Toaster Sweater Version 2 neckline alterations
I wanted to make some kind of neckline feature. Something with contrast. My first idea was to use dark grey or black but at the end I decided to used the ‘wrong’ side of the fabric. The neckline is raised about 1.5 centimeters and drafted two separate neckline facings pattern pieces.
Stitching and finishing
The Seven House Toaster Sweater Version 2 is easy to make. Anyone with some sewing experience can make this sweater. The finishing of the neckline with the separate facings and also at the sleeve hems in the way I did is calling for some attention and preciseness. The neckline and sleeve details are stitched in the ditch so they won’t move and stay in place. I also made this version without the side seam vents.
Time and Costs
Time: pattern alterations 20 minutes; cutting 30 minutes; basting, stitching and finishing 6 hours
Costs: fabric € 13,50; yarn € 3,50; interfacing € 0,50
My second Seven House Toaster Sweater Version 2
I’m really pleased with the outcome of my second Seven House Toaster Sweater Version 2. The raised neckline just like the added detailing by using the ‘wrong’ side of the fabric. The sweater fabric has just enough spandex to give a comfortable feeling while wearing.
It’s soft, light weighted, very cozy and warm. I can wear this sweater over my just finished dark grey JLH Gable Top. Great to wear on this black jeans but also in combination with some regulair blue jeans.