Double Astoria

Happy Saturday people!  Fancy a weekend project?  You can’t go wrong with the wide selection of Seamwork patterns – all wardrobe builders, downloadable to suit your whim, and sewable in under 3 hours.  Here are two versions of the Astoria cropped sweater.

Astoria

It shall be mainly photos this post.

Astoria

Because they sort of tell the story.

Astoria

It’s an elegantly shaped cropped sweater, that can be made out of knits of all types.

Astoria

I’ve made two versions – one in a sweater knit – this purple I had left over from my Oslo cardigan (another Seamwork pattern)

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And some lovely jersey left after I made my Moneta dress (another Colette Pattern!).  The jersey, a teal interlock from Plus Addict  has worn so well whilst being soft & lovely to wear.

Astoria Because I am prone to feeling draughts I recommend a full slip or long camisole as a base layer 😉

Astoria

The pattern itself was indeed a straightforward easy sew…..& I made it (last year) camping sewing without my overlocker, so I used a narrow zig zag & hey, I survived!!  And seriously when I am wearing them I forget that these tops are not finished my usual way, that’s how easy it is to sew knits even if you don’t have an overlocker!

Astoria

I particularly like the effect of a cropped sweater like this with the silhouette of a circle skirt.  I’m getting more into circle skirts & am visioning a tartan one ….but this circle skirt was another really quick project (especially because I did not hem it!!)

Happy weekend everyone!  If you are at a loss for a sewing project maybe I have given you some idea about where to look, what do you think? x

10 thoughts on “Double Astoria

  1. Kat

    Oh these are so cute! They go perfectly with that skirt 🙂 also – make a plaid circle skirt. I can see that working really well in your wardrobe.

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Oh thank you and I do have the vision of the plaid circle skirt but I’m being talked out of it by my mum who’s worried about fabric drape ( there is a specific tartan we have in mind you see)… I need to investigate and get a swatch I think!!

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  2. Zoe

    Your Astorias look lovely! I have made it once, but in a sweatshirt fabric, it’s lovely, but a bit too snug fitting, it’s quite tricky to take it off! Lovely and warm though! I must try it in a jersey. The teal colour doesn’t seem to be available at Plush Addict at the moment, I just checked, shame, I do love teal. I shall have to hunt some down elsewhere!

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  3. PsychicSewerKathleen

    I love all your versions and I have this pattern! Sometimes you want a top that just goes to the waist – I don’t want to have to tuck anything in but with skirts especially finding just the right length for a top can be challenging because you don’t want it too long or it changes the silhouette too much. Thank you for posting these! They’ve inspired me 🙂

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  4. Stevie

    Love this on you Winnie and how brilliant to use up some leftover fabrics! I’m sewing a lot of Seamwork patterns at the moment but I’m finding it hit and miss with a couple. I didn’t fare as well with Oslo as you. But I really loved the Mesa.

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  5. Kate

    Hi again, very pretty outfit. Thanks for your earlier reply. Sadly, pictures are still not coming through to feedly. I did a brief net search and it seems to be an issue between WordPress and Feedly. Since I don’t blog and no nothing about WordPress, I am not able to look into that. It’s a shame because I d like to read all my blogs in Feedly. 🙁

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