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Vogue V9330 Wide Turtle Neck Sweater

I missed the boat last year on Sew House Seven’s popular Toaster Sweater.  I loved it, but it just never made it on my to-do-list. When I saw the new Vogue V9330, which features a few extra details, I knew I had to have it.

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I love a great Vogue Pattern, they incorporate classic design lines with stylish, modern twists. I bought it the first time it went on sale! I knew it would be on my Fall shopping list for New York City Fabric Shopping. You can view my Fabric Haul Video HERE.  I actually bought 3 fabrics to make it with. I still have a heather brown wool jersey from Mood on the cutting table.

Knowing this is an oversized look, I cut the pattern down a little from my usual size so I wouldn’t feel swamped by the sweater.  I used a yummy off-white Ponte Roma from B&J Textiles.  OMG, I love this sweater.  It is cozy, comfy and stylish. The heavy, boxy contrast between the weighty sweater and the flowy B&J Textiles crepe, wide leg pants which are V9305 – my favorite slacks pattern.  You can see my tutorial on converting your favorite slacks to wide leg HERE.

I did find that the first one I made was still a little large for my boxy frame.  I cut everything down a ½ size from my original and shortened the sleeves and body 1”.  The second version is more in proportion to my frame.  This fuchsia fabric is a wool jersey from Mood.  It has a distinct knit line, so I was careful to have all the pieces going in the same direction.  I bought 2 yards, washed it – so it shrank a little and I had just enough fabric to cut out the sweater.

I love the darts on the sleeves making them come in about 2 ½ inches at the wrist. Also, the side panel inserts are really fun and can lead to some interesting color blocking. It works up like a dream.  The pieces fit together perfectly, there are plenty of seams to make fit adjustments and it goes up in a jiffy.  The sewing time on both these sweaters was under 2 hours each.

I see loads of these in my future.  I’m thinking they will make great Christmas gifts because they are cozy, stylish and have some forgiveness in the way they fit.

You can find Vogue V9330 and the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater on Minerva Crafts

Happy Sewing


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