Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sewaholic Fraser Sweatshirt

While I'm sitting in the lab on this Saturday evening, watching a screen to make sure my analysis continues to run correctly, I thought I would take a few minutes to post about one of my finished garments.

I made a Sewaholic Fraser sweatshirt for my sister-in-law-to-be (in 2 more weeks!!!) and sent it to her as a very belated birthday gift.

I made view A and cut a size small with no alterations. I haven't seen the garment on her body yet, but my sister-in-law said it fits well.

The main fabric is mustard french terry from Hell Gate Fabrics. I love the drape, color and feel of it. I have a little bit of yardage left, but I may have to order a bit more to make something for myself. I wish I could afford to buy fabric right now; I would go on a shopping spree in Hell Gate Fabrics' online store. I'm glad I found the perfect fabric for this project there and I hope to shop there more in the future. If you want to learn about Sonja's mission to source more ethical fabrics for home sewers, you should listen to this episode of Thread Cult!

The yoke and sleeve patches are made from ivory stretch faux leather from Mood Fabrics. It's sold out now, but you can still view it on Mood's website.

This was my first Sewaholic Pattern (though I have several waiting their turn in my stash). It was a great pattern to make and the directions were really easy to follow. I look forward to making this for myself someday. I'll be curious to see how their sizing works for me.

I'm so happy with how this came out, and I really enjoyed the whole process of making it...even though I had some mishaps with the vinyl that had to be ripped out and started over again (thus, the belatedness of the gift).