Toasty Toaster #2

Wednesday, January 10, 2018



Experiment:
The Toaster Sweater
Version 1
Size: Small

Materials:
1 5/8 yards of gray fleece
Gray serger thread cones

Procedure:
All last week the South was blanketed with below-normal freezing temperatures.  When I mean freezing, I am talking 15F (-9C) in Louisiana.  That is 20 degrees F lower that average.   Cold weather had me reaching for warm clothes only to be reminded that I am lacking. After making my first Toaster sweater and still inspired by Meg, I wanted another Toaster Sweater.  Opting for the full Toaster effect and in an effort to stay get warm, I printed Version 1 and set to the task.
This sew was a cinch -- all done on my serger (Man -- I love how fast the serger zips through seams! Very satisfying!).  Over the course of three evenings, I dealt with the pattern, then I prepped fabric and cut -- by the end of the third evening I had a new sweater.  Ummmm, hells yeah.
I choose gray fleece -- fleece is universally warm and it adds to my winter wardrobe.  Similar to my previous Toaster, I did not do a muslin. The sleeves are a tad long but I think it adds to the coziness of the sweater.  I wish I would have thought to add thumb holes to the cuffs.  I guess I need to make another. I'll also probably add a bit of length.
Overall, I love both of my Toasters.  They are going to get a lot of wear this winter since we are again set to get freezing low temperatures going into the weekend.  I want to try the Simplicity Toaster pattern as well -- anyone try it? any thoughts?

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