Toaster Sweater

Sometimes I see a pattern and instantly think, “I have to make that.” This was my exact thought when I saw the Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven. Two years ago I made the Toaster Sweater version two, and in the back of my mind while I was sewing it, I knew I would end up making version one as well. It took me a bit longer than I’d hoped, but I finally did it!

I chose this pattern as my first 2019 sewing project for several reasons. One being, I’ve been wanting to make version one for a very long time. It always looked so cozy to me, and I wanted to put that coziness around me. After making version two in 2017, I knew this pattern wouldn’t be too difficult for me. I want to challenge myself this year, but I knew if I started with a hard one, I’d just be discouraged. So I started with a pattern I knew I could execute well. It has a few quirky spots, but overall I am very pleased with it! I also chose this pattern for January because it’s still cold here, and now I will have time to enjoy it for a few more months!

The fabric is a pique knit from Fabric.com. I will be completely transparent, this is not what I thought the fabric would look or feel like. I was impatient and did not buy a swatch. I only have myself to blame. However, I do love it! I was hoping for a bit heavier and thicker fabric, but it’s thick enough to keep me warm, and it’s quite soft. I will definitely make another one in a thicker fabric at some point, but for now I’m happy with this one.

I am very excited to be sewing and blogging again. It feels good and right. As I type this I keep looking up at my dress form, which currently has my Toaster Sweater on it, and I keep smiling. I had forgotten how I feel when I make something. At the beginning of the year I made a lot of goals, not for 2019, but for my life. Incorporating sewing back into my life is a big one. I don’t know what is in store for me – if I’ll ever have my own clothing line, or if sewing will just be a hobby that brings me joy. Either way, sewing is back in my life, and I don’t ever want to let go of it again.

8 thoughts on “Toaster Sweater

  1. I’m excited to comment on my first penrose and seams blog post. I loved reading this, and it brought cheery feelings to my dull morning. The sweater looks amazing! I am glad you have your first love back, sewing.

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  2. Pammie, this is beautiful! You sew like you have been doing it for years and years. My mother was an excellent and precise one on each item she made. I definitely put you in that same category! Well done! ❤️

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