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Toaster 2 Sweater


The Toaster 2 by Sew House 7 is my first sew in the #SewMyStyle sewalong! I completed this sweater pretty quickly, it was not a difficult sew but I was glad there were a couple of new-to-me techniques included in this one. The directions were well-written, with clear drawings in the instructions.

I decided to go with this pattern exactly as written, in a size Small. Meaning I didn't change anything, no mods, no hacks. I was concerned it would be too short for me (I'm large-busted and short-waisted; makes for a bad combo with anything cropped if you're not careful!), but I wanted to see how it would turn out as-is. I figured I could do it over if it turned out awful, but I actually feel like it's just fine! Oh - I lied - I hacked a bunch off the arms, they were soooo long!

I think it looks good face-on, especially with a tank or camisole under it. And this kinda quilty knit fabric is soft and cozy!

From the side, you can tell though that the shape is a little boxy, and my bust makes it tent out a bit. When I'm wearing it, it doesn't feel boxy though. However - if I were to make it again, I'd probably try lengthening it, and using a more drape-y fabric to see how it would change the look.

Here's some more detail shots of that cute side vent, and what feels like a very regal neckline:

I should mention, although I've always done all my own photography, and I'm adept at selfies on my iPhone, this is my first official foray into taking pics of myself with my DSLR. If it looks like I cut off my hand in some pics - you're right! I totally did! If it looks like I don't know where to look or what facial expression to have - you're right! I have no idea what I'm doing!

And what should I do with my hands?!

More neck detail below. And also; my official headshot, should anyone ask me to appear on our five dollar bill.

Phew, that's it - my first real post on a project! I've already got my fabric ready for the February project, and I'm eager to start it. I'll do another little intro post on that one next month so you can see what it will be, and what my rough plan is.

Thanks for joining me on this journey! I hope I've inspired you, even just a little bit :)

xo Mandy

Note: I am not being paid to review or display this pattern - all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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