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.
It shall be mainly photos this post.
Because they sort of tell the story.
It’s an elegantly shaped cropped sweater, that can be made out of knits of all types.
I’ve made two versions – one in a sweater knit – this purple I had left over from my Oslo cardigan (another Seamwork pattern)
Because I am prone to feeling draughts I recommend a full slip or long camisole as a base layer 😉
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!
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