Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Stylemaker's Sweater Knit - On the Eighth Day of Sewing

Style Maker Fabrics' sweater knit made using Seamwork Oslo cardigan
Have you all been keeping up with Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics  and her 12 days of Sewing?  There are some fantastic gift ideas, not to mention quite do able in these last 17 days until Christmas!
Michelle asked me if I wanted to participate in this event and I jumped at the chance to be part of the fun.   The two of us tossed some ideas back and forth and decided on a quick garment sew.  I went with Style Maker Fabric's plush sweater knit in teal.    Let me tell you this is an incredible fabric, soft, lush and washes beautifully.  
Style Maker Fabrics' sweater knit made using Seamwork Oslo cardigan

Now for a pattern, the  Oslo by Seamwork has been on my to-do list for quite some time.  You might be thinking I don't have time to make this for myself or for a gift.  I want to say yes you can.  I did this in three small sewing sessions.  One night last week, I cut it out.  Saturday morning before heading out of town for the night, I did about 30 minutes of sewing.  This included the shoulder seams,  setting in the sleeves and side seams.  When, I got home on Sunday, I did the cuffs, hem and collar.  Ta-da, done and beautiful.

Style Maker Fabrics' sweater knit made using Seamwork Oslo cardigan

The Colette blog and SeamWork has great sewing with sweater knit tips.  On this sweater knit, I used some knit interfacing (non-stretch direction) at the shoulder seams and used the differential feed on my serger to attach the collar.  If you are using a twin needle to hem, I like to use the knit interfacing, in the non-stretch direction at the hemline.  This helps prevent the tunneling you get at times with a twin needle.

This Oslo cardigan would be great for gift sewing, it is quick and one that does not need much fitting.  Or better yet, sew one for yourself !

Now to keep this Holiday theme related, let me reference some of my favorite Christmas Songs

 and this sweater knit is great for the cold!
Style Maker Fabrics' sweater knit made using Seamwork Oslo cardigan
And of course the classic, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
Style Maker Fabrics' sweater knit made using Seamwork Oslo cardigan

I have to share this one coincidence, I did the photo with the sign last.  After that, I put my camera, tripod and sign back in the car.  This time of year, my radio is mostly on a Christmas song station, which I love, family not so much!  I will give you one guess as to the song playing on the radio when I turned on my car.  Yep, it was It's the Most Wonderful Time of Year by Andy Williams!  That brought a big smile to my face as I looked at my canvas that was part of the photo shoot.
Today only, Tuesday, December 8, 2015, all sweater knits are 20% off and there is a special price on the pattern notcher, too.
Disclosure - I was given this fabric by Style Maker Fabrics to be part of the 12 Days of Sewing, the opinions of the fabric greatness are all mine.
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  1. Great color on you & love that it looks like a quick project! Thanks .

  2. That fabric looks so warm! Great looking cardigan and I'm tempted, but my sewing table is piled!

  3. I've just made my second oslo in a boucle mustard knit, (blogging next week) , and it us a great easy pattern. Love your version. Thanks for the tip re the hem, I do end up with tunnelling, though in a way I quite like it.

  4. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Very pretty color on you!

  5. I love the color! How does the collar drape? And how long are the sleeves un-bunched?

    1. Thanks, Sarah, I think the collar drapes beautifully and the sleeves hit my wrists (I added 1")