The Toaster Sweater Pattern from Sew House Seven is toasty warm. It’s also simple to sew, and a great first make for Project #SewMyStyle. I don’t sew a lot of stretch garments, but when I do, I appreciate a great pattern & directions and the Toaster Sweater Pattern didn’t disappoint.
Pattern & Fabric
I opted for the PDF version of this pattern, and it went together very quickly once printed. The fabric I selected was a sweater knit from my local fabric store, Haberman Fabrics, which has a good weight and also an interesting stripe pattern. I used the tracing paper method to get my fabric marked & cut, and the only tricky part was making sure the stripes lined up correctly.
The directions included with the pattern were clear, and the diagrams were especially helpful in getting a good result. All seams were sewn with a 3-step zig-zag and finished with pinking shears. The neckline details included is a nice combination of boat and mock turtleneck styles which utilize facing and crack stitching to get a clean finish with little bulk. The vent directions were also clear, and I am happy with the mitered corners and their finish. The pictures I’ve included below show some close-up detail of the process.
I definitely plan on making the Toaster Sweater again, especially since I have fallen deeply in love with all the super cool sweater knits out there. Next time I will lengthen the pattern to better fit my long-ish torso but otherwise, wouldn’t change a thing!