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Toaster #2 – The ever-lasting project

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In my last post about my Molly Top, I told you about my chaotic sewing planning. And how projects that I wanted to start right after buying the pattern tend to take ages… My Toaster #2 sweater from SewHouse7 is another great example for my inability to plan my sewing projects! I fell in love with the pattern straight from the start, when SewHouse7 released it. I love that neckline!!! (more…)

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My second Toaster

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I was all set for spring: the tulips and bellflowers were blooming, I had taken the first ride on my standup paddle board, and on my cutting table I had laid out a beautiful flowery viscose and a shirt dress pattern. And then winter came back. At the end of April, it snowed so much in Munich that there was a white blanket on all the spring flowers and trees. I was imagining thick, cozy sweaters instead of light, flowery dresses – and couldn’t stop thinking about the great sweat fabric that I recently bought in Edinburgh. After finishing my first berry-coloured Toaster #1, I had been planning on making another version with thicker material anyway – and the terrible weather gave me the chance to do that now instead of next fall (great opportunity for my stash, as the sweat takes up a loooot of space in the closet). (more…)

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Toaster and I

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Have you ever experienced the following? A new pattern pops into the world on the blogs and on Instagram, and you think to yourself: “Well, it’s a shame, but this is so not my style!” That was exactly the way I felt about the Toaster Sweater #1 by SewHouseSeven. Toaster #2 took my heart by storm and went straight onto my pattern wishlist – but Toaster #1 was way to “sporty” for me with the raglan sleeves and the rather tight funnel neck. So in my mind, I put the pattern into the “will never make that” drawer. Or so I thought… Because then the “sewing community effect” materialized: more and more sewists posted their version of the Toaster #1. And the more I saw, the better I liked the pattern. And by the time Annika from Nähconnection published the “Be Cozy Bundle”, containing both Toasters and two other sweaters in German translations, I was sold on Toaster #1. Plus, we were about to leave for our trip to Scotland, and I thought a cozy sweater would be a great addition to my traveling gear. (more…)

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