I do use patterns... I take them apart and mix and match pieces to create exactly what I want. In this case I used the body of one, the cowell neck of another - expanded on the pocket idea from another sweater and decided to make the pocket band run accross the sweater on the inside front. I made a scarf and matching earrings. I picked this fabric to do, because of the holidays coming up and I have the silver glitter pants already made previously so this will go with them, perfectly.
1. Front piece cut on fold.
2. Back piece cut on fold.
3. Center of these is wide enough to cut a long scarf
4. Large cowel neck piece to foldover and sew onto neckline
sew the piece together which will be the center back and then foldover when you sew to neckline with an over cast stitch on the inside. Will make a large floppy cowell.
5. 2 sleeves.. one piece laid out on top of fabric folded over
6. Large piece the width of the front to fold over and sew into side seams and hem when you sew the front.
On this all of the stripes will be horizontal including the sleeves.
To add something different you can always do stripes vertical on the neck piece, scarf and pocket piece and put the pocket piece on the outside of the sweater instead of inside.
The wall in my little workshop area
Just happened to have some silver glitter tubins I had made that matched the stripe in this fabric... So (SEW) here is the cowell neck shirt.
This will be a nice comfortable, but glittery outfit to look holiday special.
4 different sweater fabrics are on the table, but this one is the first one to use. Then I made the glitter stripe one. I still have a forest green ribbed knit and a black tweed type cashmere feel knit to use ... the earrings are made..but I have to do some organizing and quilting...
Remember cut in multiples and you will have your sets already to just whip up when you have a little time. The sweater band pockets are an experiment. The others may end up with just side pockets or no pockets depending on how this works out. Be back to show you the finished product.... Sew Sew Sew....
half? of the Ispy quilt is done