Hi, I’m back after a very long summer break! As usual, I did continue sewing but forgot to blog about anything! Here is one of my latest makes: the Jasper Sweater by Paprika. It’s already been worn several times, and highly approved. I did the view without the hood as you can see – as much as I liked the hooded versions I saw, I don’t wear hoods.
The pattern is not very complex, but I did have some issues with the pocket welts. I really like the sleeve pattern, it has a very unusual shape. I also appreciated the fact that bigger sizes are made from a different block, resulting in two different files for the pattern.
For those of you not aware of it yet, this pattern comes as a sweater but also as a dress. I don’t think I’ll ever make the dress, as I’m not sure it will suit my body shape. I omitted the collar tab, as Carolyn did, primarily because I didn’t have the right button on hand. And finally I’m glad I didn’t sew it on, as I like being able to pull the collar up.
The fabric comes from Mamzelle Fourmi, it’s a moderately thick sweater fabric form Lillestoff and I really fell for its colour! It wasn’t too hard to match the stripes though obviously I didn’t succeed at every single one 🙂 I forgot to take pictures of the inside (might not be too bad considering the quality of the pictures), but I serged all my seams with a bright yellow thread for some nice contrast.
All in all I’m very happy with this sweater, it’s confortable, well fitted and a great colour! I just need to find a thicker sweater knit for the next version.