Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jasper Sweater

Jasper Sweater made in a lightweight sweatshirt knit

What makes you think about a garment you made and really like to wear?  For me, it is wearing the garment again.  The Jasper Sweater is one that I just didn't wear enough right after I made the first one.

Recently, hubby and I went away for a weekend, mostly for work but it was fun to get away.  I have gotten so much better about packing lightly and put in my first Jasper Sweater to wear home.  I have been trying to sew some tops that I will everyday.  I love the sew blazers, jackets, jeans and the like but sometimes I just need some tops to wear everyday.
Jasper Sweater made in a lightweight sweatshirt knit

The fabric from this one came Hancock's  just before they closed down.  It is a lightweight (very) sweatshirt and I don't love it.  Plus it is a bit itchy!   The fabric from my first one is a much better match for the pattern, a beautiful french terry from Style Maker Fabrics.  I like the weight of it for the Jasper so much better.

I did try to do a stripe for the welt pockets and the tab and put this on IG for button suggestions.

Most voted for black or brown or a bigger button.  I decided to go with the same fabric and a black button.  The stripe just made me think of Santa!

Much better I do believe.

Here is the back 
Jasper Sweater made in a lightweight sweatshirt knit - back

Junior had to be in the photo, he seemed to be absent lately

Jasper Sweater made in a lightweight sweatshirt knit

So if you are making this great pattern, make sure the fabric has some substance to it for best results.

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  1. You look really pretty in that color. It looks great on you even if you don't like the way it feels.

    1. Thank you, I need to buy more red fabric.

  2. It looks great. I hope it loses the itchiness after a few washes.

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  4. I really like the button design on your shirt. I want to find a similar one too. You look great in this outfit!
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