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    Toaster Sweater from Sew House 7

    February 19, 2018

    So now that the sewing palace is complete, the first project after all that DIY remodeling was something quick and easy. Something easy to clean up because I wanna keep it showroom pretty for awhile. lol.

    So for my first post-renovation project I made Sew House Seven’s “Toaster Sweater”. This is a beginner sewing pattern and can be completed in a day. It’s my first Sew House Seven pattern and I try to support independent pattern makers…but they tend to be a bit pricier in comparison than the big 4, but they offer an alternative. This pattern in particular is $19 which is a stretch when you can buy a McCall’s or Simplicity pattern for $1.99 on sale at JoAnn’s. I did a YouTube pattern “unboxing” in case you want to see just what you get for $19. The pattern paper is the traditional thin brown pattern paper, but the instructions are printed on a sturdy booklet. The pattern is in the generic sizing of XS – XXL akin to clothing and I made the XS because I have a small frame with a narrow back. Continue Reading

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    April 27, 2015
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    January 12, 2015