Pattern Description: Here's the new knit fashion in cuddly-soft mohair sweaters! As these knit fabrics are easy to work with the garments can be a bit more complicated, in this case cleverly "tied up".
Pattern Sizing: 34-42. I made the 34.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, it looks like the model photos and the line drawing. It looks just like I expected.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were very easy. This is a very easy pattern. I wanted to also rank it "Fast and Easy for Beginners" because it is. I cut this out last night and I sewed it up while my kids were watching Sesame Street. That's just 30 minutes. Easy Peasy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love, love, love this sweater. I love the fit and style too. I love how distinctive and cozy it is. I love the color. I was scared about sewing with a sweater knit but that was easy too. I wasn't sure how to finish the hems but my coverstitch machine worked great. I was worried that it would stretch it out at the hem but it didn't. I don't dislike anything.
Fabric Used: A double-sided sweater knit from Gorgeous Fabrics. I chose the brighter pinker side of the knit. Here are both sides together so you can compare.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did my typical 1/2" shoulder to bust tuck. I will probably always wear it over a cami or top because it is quite open at the top.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew this again but not for a while because it is such a distinctive piece. I love that the pattern in BWOF magazine from 2006 is perfect for 2008 and not too trendy.
Conclusion: Another BWOF winner. I love it. I'll wear it all winter.
Here are the two sides of the fabric. I obviously used the pinker side. I think the darker one would be pretty too.