I’m doing my best to really use my Seamwork subscription properly. I feel like there is so much potential there, it’s just a matter of actually making the things. This subscription is a solid way to build up a selection of basics and maybe learn a thing or two about construction while you’re at it.
I don’t really know what I’m aiming for most of the time. Some days I really feel like I would do well to go through the Wardrobe Architect modules and nail down my vision – other days I just want to sew fun things.
I figure getting some basics in there that probably match with most things is always a good bet. This week I decided to make up a pullover, the Seamwork Astoria.
Fabric: A sweater knit with undetermined fabric content.
Pattern Description: Cropped sweater with two sleeve length options.
Pattern Sizing: xs – 3xl. I made a large with a little shoulder modification.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Once I accounted for the too wide shoulders, yes indeed.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yup.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Likes – easy to make up, very few pieces to work with. Dislikes – the wide neckline meant that I ended up taking the shoulders in a little bit because it stretched out.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a second pass serging the shoulders to take some fabric out.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I do have several ill fitting sweaters my mom gave to me that would be a great fit for this. I’ll see how much wear I get out of this first one though.