I finally got around to taking a few photos of me wearing S8059.  This was not a difficult pattern to sew, but difficult to handle the lengthy pattern pieces.  I had planned to sew the longer version, but not enough fabric and even using the shorter version I had to improvise and cut the front sides at bottom edge a little narrower.  The facing piece was pieced at the bottom to have the right length for the shorter version.

I cut a medium for upper chest/shoulders/neck tapering to large from bust to bottom.  I ended up basically using a medium throughout.  I also took off about 3/8 from shoulder width and probably could have taken a smidge more.  I see more of this sweater jacket in my future.

Back view

Semi-side view

Front arms on hip view
I snapped these yesterday before leaving for work.  Yesterday was a rainy, damp day and the sweater worked well for all day wear.

I am currently working on Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater Top-Version 2 in red premium cotton knit from Cali Fabrics.  I am not absolutely in love with this fabric, it is a good quality I just don't get the premium definition.  I don't sew much in the way of cotton knits so my expectation may not be fair as I did not have any cotton knit fabric to compare to.

More updates to follow


  1. Your new sweater looks toasty and cozy, just perfect on a rainy damp day. Or when the AC is on over-power. Looking forward to your next "toasty" project.

  2. Very good looking! I agree - cutting long pieces is not a lot of fun. Hope you are staying warm up there! and feeling better.

    1. Thanks Coco! I am feeling better but still not 100% Our temperatures are fluctuating all over the place.

  3. What a lovely sweater. You wear it well.

  4. Your sweater jacket looks lovely and cosy. Perfect for winter wear. I don't expect you can see the pricing in that dark colour. I think you did right to cut the longer version. It suits you. Regards Trish


Post a Comment


Show more

Popular posts from this blog

New patterns/new fabric

People watching

Butterick 6207