Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Crossover Seasons | Vogue 9111

On this ninth day of May in the year of our Lord, two thousand and seventeen, it is 60 degrees in Northern Virginia. SIXTY degrees!

I have this make to share that I made 3 months ago when it was actually winter and I am resenting the fact that it is STILL seasonally appropriate in the month of MAY. I guess if I look at the positive side of things, I have more time to wear it before it's swimsuit season lol.

Anyway, to the point of this post! I made a sweater! Vogue 9111 to be exact. I loved the look of the pattern illustrations and I remembered my mom had a really cute striped sweater that looked exactly like the one on the envelope. I cut View B in a size 12 as to try to replicate my mom's.

I got this fabric when I got the chance to hang out with LeJanaro in Atlanta last year. It was a pick up from Hancock's in Atlanta at one of their closing sales. It is definitely some type of sweater knit but  it was rolled up in a basket, unlabeled. My original idea for the fabric was pair of warm joggers, but then I thought about how little use I would get out of them and decided on a sweater instead.

Funny thing: while I was at the Atlanta airport a few weeks ago, my mom and I were on the airport tram and I saw a girl wearing a dress out of this same fabric! I almost asked her if she made it but.. i'm actually kind of shy in real life lol But the dress was cute!

The only change I made to the pattern was to add a center back seam so that I could do a 1in swayback adjustment. I surprisingly didn't have to add any length to the sleeves. They are perfect.

I really love the slouchiness of this sweater! It's so cozy and the slight batwing sleeve gives it some character. I could have tacked down the wrap front but I want to let the top move and drape freely. I do have to be cognizant of it throughout the day, though, because it wraps pretty low on the bust (see first picture).

It is quite a fast make (took me only one evening) and I made it all on my serger. Except the hems of course.

I say give it a go! I will probably make 1 or 2 more of these on the other side of summer (if it ever comes). If you find some good patterned fabric, I think it could look really dressed up as well.

What do you think? Also, what is the weather like where you live right now??!?!? Global Warming, amirite?!


Photo credit : Tina Leu Fotos

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