Christmas is over and it’s almost New Year. I’ve been wearing a dress on the first Christmas Day but the second day I wore my version of the Ensemble Patterns Sunday Everyday Sweater. It’s an oversized model. Something to wear while reading a book or cleaning the house after the Christmas meal.
I made my cropped version using a jeans coloured sweater fabric that was bought at the beginning of this year.
Pattern and sewing instructions
This Sunday Everyday Sweater has lots of options. It’s an oversized model and the tapered hems gives the sweater a cocoon but also slimming effect. You can make 2 different styles, 3 different lengths options and long or short sleeves. There’s also an option to add pockets as well.
The pattern comes with the layer function so you’ve the option to print only the size you need. This sweater is perfect for a confident beginner because the pattern is well illustrated and to guide you step by step. In this tutorial you also find the perfect way to sew a neck binding for a pretty finish on the inside.
I like to wear sweaters with a high neck in Autumn and Winter so I decided to add a raised crewneck. A while ago I made another Toaster sweater#2. I raised the neckline about 1.5 centimeters and wanted to use this idea again. Both sweaters have the same shoulder line so adding the Toaster crew neck was a piece of cake.
After basting the sweater was fitted and after a look in the mirror I found it to big for my taste. Some excess of fabric was taken away but this meant that the twistend side seams didn’t had the original match anymore. I’ve not altered it so my front hem ends half way at back hem.
Time and Costs
Time: assembling pattern 30 minutes; adding crew neck 15 minutes; basting, pattern alterations, stitching and finishing 8 hours.
Costs: pattern € 10,60 ($12,00), print- and assembling costs € 3,50; fabric 17,50; yarn 3,50; interfacing for crewneck € 0,50
My experience with the Sunday Everyday Sweater
This Ensemble Patterns Sunday Everyday Sweater is a great version of the well-known classical sweater. I really would make another one in the future using one of the options. I also alter the sleeve and make it slightly wider so the sweater has more balance in my opinion and use a size grated between two sizes at the waist.