Sunday, 8 April 2018

Toaster Sweater 1 with Tello Jacket

I made this The Toaster Sweaters Sweater 1 in hot pink french terry last November but hadn't taken a photo as it is really simple - but I wore it a lot especially on snow days, the fabric has good recovery and looks just as fresh as I don't use the dryer for knits or handmades. I am interested to make a stripey Toaster sweater but I already have a powder-blue cut out and don't need any more sweaters now that it is spring. The zigzag topstitching on the Toaster 1 makes it feel like a strong quality garment.
The back.
 Necklace is the Tatty Devine puppy pendant I picked up £10 off in the mid season sale. It's so cute, I wish I'd gone for the brooch too.
Orla Kierly flask 750ml in orange 70s print - I am trying to drink more water and I detest having to buy plastic bottled water. It's ideal for daytrips and dog walking as it has a special stopper, which means less chance of leakage than with sports bottles. 
Inky navy and white denim/twill from a bikeride to Ikea, this is the Stockholm 2017 Paint Squares
  and I also picked up the Stockholm 2017 Paint Lines which reminded me of the ocean or a rainstorm. They were just £6/m and this jacket used 2 metres. I used cloudy grey buttons, which are more smokey in the centre. Pauline Alice Tello Jacket 8 EUR- I wanted to sew up an existing jacket pattern as I donated some rtw jackets. I ordered this utility jacket last spring, it's just perfect with its practicality and interesting detail. Pauline Alice patterns are so pretty and this jacket will work in different medium weight wovens.  The curved hem and double topstitched collar are interesting. It also has a pleat at the elbow, which I haven't seen in a pattern before. I'd like to sew this jacket again in a beige courdroy or tan garbardine.

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