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One of the best parts of being part of the Sew Fab pattern bundle is that I got to get my mitts on some of the loveliest patterns out there. This one is the Infinity Sweater by OneGirlCircus. (As of this posting, it is only available in the bundle.)
It is a great quickie project / beginner pattern. It boasts only 3 pattern pieces and no hemming. I had some help with the kids on Saturday and was able to bang out the sweater in an hour and a half from first cut to last seam. An hour and a half!!!! I mean I know I’m much more efficient at sewing without the kids around, but dang….
I did tweak the pattern a bit for the fabric that I used. The pattern calls for a drapey knit which then can be wrapped in all sorts of ways, but ummm.. yeah. lace ponte knit? heck yeah! Ponte knit is thick and doesn’t have much stretch so I wouldn’t be able to wrap the sweater. So, I shortened the front pieces to 24″ wide. (I also raised up the neckline a few inches , because I wanted it to feel extra snug and cozy.) The sweater is no longer “Infinite” in styling, but it is infinitely cozy so I am happy.
oh! Randomly, it was FREE ADMISSION DAY at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History last Sunday. We have to take full advantage of these sorts of things now that it costs our family approximately $5,895, 39.24 to get into museums and such. Bonus points for providing a neat location for taking style photos, as silly as I felt doing it.
Sorry. I just got sidetracked by my heart exploding. What was I talking about again? oh yes, The sweater!
The Infinity Sweater! A project so quick, you still have time to go to museums with your family. Oh, and take a shower! But not put on makeup. We win some, we lose some. Or something.
Adorable! I am thinking of doing something like this with some lightweight stripe knit – I didn’t have quite enough to make the long tails so I had to use some other fabric!
Looks absolutely lovely on you! Karen has some great patterns up her sleeve…
Kris C. says
Love what you did with this! How much fabric did it take?
I think it took me a little more than a yard and a half… The regular pattern calls for yards.
You are so cute! I love the sweater!
I love everything about this post 🙂 you sell that pattern… I really love the look of your altered sweater AND the pattern as intended. Very cool. I am wanting to make some Fall-appropriate clothing, and cozy sweaters (with family museum potential) sounds perfect 🙂
You look so cozy! I love the fabric. =)
I love your sweater!! I haven’t felt the need (or had the budget) for this pattern bundle, but you are making me want it now!
I wanted to add that I hadn’t felt the need because I haven’t been sewing a lot, not because the bundle isn’t awesome. 🙂
Kris C. says
Two more questions: 1. Where did you find the lace ponte knit? It’s gorgeous!
2. You’ve made both this and Simplicity 2603 – how do they compare?
1) JoAnn fabrics, Alton I couldn’t find it on,one to link to it.
2) this is definitely much simpler I contraction. No hemming, and Simplicity has an interesting “collar” application which is doable, but a bit harder than this pattern. Also,I think the length of the back is longer on this pattern.
You look great in this!