A Christmas Jumper (Pattern Review)

Holidays are coming! Some of you might know that I have a little tradition I started a few years ago to make a garment using a Christmas themed fabric. This year’s fabric is a jersey with Christmas themed circles on a black background. As this project started with the fabric, it took me a little while to find the best pattern to go with the fabric. Pyjamas would have worked, but I wanted something else, so I went for Simplicity 1014*, which is a very simple top to make.

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Based on my body measurements I chose to make size Medium, though a Small would do as well, I felt that the oversized look is what I want. Also, I did not want to use any other fabric so I opted for view A.

I used my overlocker for the seams and only used the sewing machine for the hems, which I did use a triple zigzag rather than a twin needle. I thought that some gold ribbon will look better rather than making the ties from self-fabric. I used about 1m of gold ribbon I had in my stash.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Simplicity 1014* Knit tunics that can be worn in a variety of ways for different looks. Wear the cowl around your shoulders, neck, or as a hood. View B has a contrast cowl and sleeve bands. Simplicity sewing pattern.

Sizing: XXS – XXL all in one envelope

Fabric: 3 m of cotton jersey knit*

Notions: gold loose woven ribbon.

Modifications: shortened the bodice above the bust but under the neckline by 2 cm, including the sleeve

Instructions: I cannot comment on them as I did not use them.

Fit: found the finished tunic a little too loose, I could have gone down to a small.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: yes

Watch out for: n/a

Make Again?: yes. I think I’ll use some contrasting fabrics on the cowl. Also, I’ll size down to a small and will shorten the sleeves a further 5 cm.


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