December has been a whirlwind month. I went on two trips and did not have too much time for sewing or blogging. Thankfully, the company I work for shuts down at the end of the year and we get almost 2 weeks off to enjoy the holidays!
Now that I’m able to catch up on some posts, I’m here to share this super cozy sweater I made using the Helen’s Closet Elliot Sweater and Tee pattern.
I have worn this sweater a countless number of times this month. It is my new favorite sweater and it was super easy to make! It only consists of a few pattern pieces, making it a quick sew. I think I finished mine in about a day.
I sewed mine up using a Herringbone Cotton French Terry from Blackbird Fabrics. Unfortunately, at the time of me posting this they no longer have this fabric in stock. But this pattern will work well with any sweater knit!
Side note: apparently this sweater that I made is what is referred to as a Love to Sew Podcast baby! Since Helen (behind Helen’s Closet) and Caroline (behind Blackbird Fabrics) are both the hosts of the Love to Sew Podcast and I used pattern and fabric from both of their shops, it makes for a Love to Sew podcast baby!
As far as fit goes, I like that this pattern has a lot of ease which is what makes it super comfy and cozy! It comes in sizes XS-XXL. I ended up making the size small. I did not have to do any major adjustments or lengthening/shortening of this pattern, which is perfect considering I am 5’0″.
The only issues I had with this sweater had nothing to do with the pattern or fabric. My seams are a bit bulky and my hem turned out wavy and a bit raw looking, so I have to press it every time I pull it out of the washer/dryer to get things to lay correctly. I think these issues will be fixed when I get a serger. In the meantime, if you have any tips for sewing with sweater knits without a serger let me know!
Overall, I am super happy with this sweater. I think every lady sewist should have an Elliot sweater in her closet! If you make this sweater, let me know how it goes in the comments.
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