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DIY Sweater M7127

Happy Sunday Dolls!

There is never a dull moment in our offices. This week we had a brand in, and it just so happened to be our vendor’s 50th birthday. Very convenient to be in Vegas on your birthday HAHA! We surprised her with a cake, and then one of our “Braver” buyers went down the Slotzilla zipline on Fremont street. She wanted a lowkey birthday, but had to do something crazy! I love working for a company that promotes building those kinds of relationships, and letting us be empowered to make special moments with the people we work with both internally and externally.

Here is my DIY project for the week.

I made a lightweight sweater from McCalls 7127. I had a super lightweight sweater knit that I thought I would never use. When we went home for the Holidays I decided to be practical, and pack and make things to wear that were super comfy versus my “always trying to be more than fabulous” usual self. Side Note: I didn’t even end up wearing this when we were home. don’t judge!!

To make this into a more wearable sweater, I thought it should hit around mid-thigh. I lengthened the front and back pattern pieces about 7 inches. This was a very quick sew. I think I had it finished within an hour once sewing. *Sewing fast (and precise) is a new found skill that comes out of necessity lol. This blog should be appropriately titled “when baby naps” because that is roughly how long I have to get ‘er done*

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I styled my sweater with my Ginger jeans. I love the way the boyfriend fit of my jeans complements the fitted sweater. The shoes are by Dolce Vita. I love this brand. Great quality, and they are always the front runners on trends. These have since moved off our site, but you can find another great option here. I may have to pick those up soon.. That fuchsia is fire!!

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10 thoughts on “DIY Sweater M7127

  1. This looks great on you! I tried to make this pattern when it was first released and it was a project fail. I used a stretch cotton knit and I ended up stretching it all out of shape. Really disappointing. Does your fabric have any stretch to it? Maybe I should try making it again in a fabric similar to yours.

    1. My fabric has a lot of stretch. It’s a very lightweight almost tissue sweater knit.. I made it a size bigger so it wouldn’t be so clingy, and added about 7in in length to prevent riding up. I also made sure to adjust the tension and stitch length so that it didn’t roll all crazy. I also found on the hems that serging first & then folding over & stitching on that sort of worked as a stabilizer if that makes sense.. Hope that helps lol.

    1. Thank you Eryn, Lol! The power of patterns. I cut this bigger and added length to get the effect of V9111 without having to go buy the pattern! Plus, sometimes that 4.99 vogue price tag is a deterrent.

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