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get rid of the too-big stuff

Yesterday I wore a sweatercoat that’s too big for me. and it looked sloppy. So I decided what would make me feel good would be to draft one that does fit. What I like in a sweatercoat is a fitted shape, a V-neck, some sort of tie or button at the center chest, but the rest of it flyaway. I tried the belt thing, and usually I do like that, but in a clingy sweater knit, I get a big butt where I don’t really have one. If the fabric doesn’t cling, then it’s OK to have a standard collar, or a low curved V and a belt.

So I’ll draft one in my sewing software. I also thought I might choose a bright color – like the teal knit. I have a nursing tank in the same color, so that makes a nice nursing twinset.

And I do plan to take some of the excess out of the nursing sweatercoat pair that I sewed a few weeks ago (when I do, I may actually separate the inside from the sweater, and shorten the underlayer to high hip and make that even more fitted.) And perhaps add a ruffle to the sleeve edge, out of the print knit. I was not happy with the shorter arm length (24″ must remember to check this on every pattern, even if I lengthen my ‘usual’ amount).That’s the nice thing about sewing, you can edit later 😉

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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