Sunday, September 06, 2015

SIM Bundle #2 - Jasper Sweater


Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2


 Hey, everyone, it September and that means 
                                      Sew Indie Month

 Time to celebrate all those great Indie patterns out there.  In addition, Sew Indie Month has  fun blog posts and informative tutorials.    It's accompanied by a sewalong contest with fantastic prizes.


Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2

I am part of the Sewing Indie Month Bundle 2, which  are mostly knits.   This sale gives you time to make quick projects for the contest while supporting small women-owned businesses and raising money for charity. 
 This year the Sewing Indie Month HQ will be Sew Independent, which Mari from Seamster Sewing Patterns took over from Donna, who decided to step back from the site. You can buy the bundle and keep up to date with the latest SIM news on Sew Independent


The pattern I selected  to showcase for this bundle is the Jasper Sweater/Dress.  Have you seen Carolyn's?

Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2

I have had my eye on this pattern for the last month after seeing some cute Jasper Sweaters pop up.  I went with Style Maker Fabrics' Indigo French Terry and a stripe knit from Mood Fabrics for the trim.  Let me back up a bit and talk about the French Terry it is fabulous!  I loved working with it and the feel of it is so nice.

My pattern changes were minimal, adding 1/2" to the length of the sweatshirt.  I did had 1" to the sleeves but ended up not needing that at all.   The sleeves are wide, I did taper them about 3/4" at the bottom.  I started about the elbow with a gradual taper at the elbow to the full 3/4" at the bottom of the sleeve.  The cuffs were shortened by 3/4" also.

Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2

The welt pockets had me stumped a bit and I went to the computer and referenced Paprika Pattern's tutorial on the welt pockets.  It is a very well-written tutorial with excellent photographs to explain the steps.  You can also find tutorials on matching stripes and making the hood smaller.

The sizing is pretty true.  My bust is 38", so I went with a size 5 and a size 4 for the hips.  I did taper from the waist down to the hips more.  I really think the sizing depends on the stretch of the fabric and  the amount of ease you are comfortable.  You could go from an oversized look to a more fitted look if your fabric has enough stretch.  Remember you have to get the garment on!

My only other change was to shorten the tab by about 1".  I stitched down the button and then pinned the tab a length which was pleasing for me.  




Here is the collar tab
Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2

and the welt pockets
Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater for SIM Bundle 2





Some of the important information
The  SIM Bundle 2 sale will run from Tuesday September 1st through Thursday September 10th.  Women for Women, which helps women dealing with violence, marginalization, and poverty due to war and conflict, will receive 20% of bundle proceeds




Pricing:
Pay what you want for the bundle! The more you pay, the more rewards you'll receive. 
  • Pay $25 or more to get the VNA Top, 6101 Fit & Flare Skirt, Bess Top, Nettie Dress & Bodysuit, and Pinot Pants.
  • Pay $32 or more to get the Walkley Vest & Dress and Jasper Sweater & Dress.
  • Pay $38 or more to get the Nautilus Swimsuit, the NEW Kinga Skirt, and the NEW April 1962 Coat.


The patterns features in SIM Bundle 2


The Players in this SIM Bundle 2
I was given the pattern for participating in this SIM Bundle 2 tour, the opinions are mine and I am so happy with this garment.  Even if I was taking pictures in 90 degrees, but it will be fall before I know it.  This will be a well-loved garment and I am on the look-out for more perfect fabric.
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27 comments:

  1. Super cute! And looks comfy. I bet you will wear it a lot in the coming months.

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    1. Thank you, Kendra, I think it will be a great garment to wear this winter.

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  2. This looks gorgeous on you! you look great in navy blue with your lovely blue eyes.
    It's such a stylish pattern, isn't it; the princess seams are a very nice touch :)

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, it is a great pattern and I love your version. Yes, the princess seams are very nice.

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  3. I am such a fan of a navy and white color scheme! Your sweater looks so great on you. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Margo, I love this one.

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  4. So very cute Lori - you are ready for fall temps. I've been looking at the Jasper sweater/dress for a while now. I really think I'd like the dress. Was it easy to sew up?

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    1. Faye, it is so easy to sew up. I think the dress would be fabulous. You need this pattern!

      I am ready for fall temps - it was 93 degrees when I was taking these pictures!

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  5. Love it! You did a great sewing job!

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  6. Love your little jacket and the details!

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    1. Thanks, the pattern has great details.

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  7. Very cute and I love the little tab!

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    1. Thanks, Kyle, the tab is a fun touch.

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  8. Like your combination of blue+white+stripe! I really like the Jasper as a knit dress, considering that one for the upcoming winter.....

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    1. thanks, Patty, I like these two fabrics together so much. You would love a dress from this pattern.

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  9. You have such a great eye for color combos & styling -very nice job !

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, I was so happy with these fabrics.

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  10. Yes, I loved this one too -- but made it with the hood. I want to make another with the tab, soon...this is a great pattern and so flattering on you in this rich blue.

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    1. Thanks, Melwyk, I love your hooded version, too. It is a great pattern.

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  11. Love your version!!! I saw Melwyk's super cute version earlier this week and decided I have to get this pattern. Glad to see your post on the second indie bundle as I missed the deadline for the last one!

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    1. Thanks, Linda, there are some fun Jaspers out there.

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  12. Great touch to add the touch of striped fabric.

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    1. Thanks, Susan, I was happy I explored the stash cabinet for some great fabric to coordinate.

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  13. Cute sweatshirt!

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  14. Oh my! This is so cute!!

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