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 remake, which features a few extra details, I knew I had to have it.

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.

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Hi! I am a travelor, foodie, sewer, blogger, and vlogger on Barrett's Custom Design and SewWhatsFabulous. My goal is to help women sew clothes that make them Look Great, Feel Great and Be Great! I teach people with REAL bodies how to make garments that fit! That you will love! and that shows your personal style. Look Great, Feel Great, Be Great!

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