Astoria

img_20150502_161206In the last couple of days I have seen a lot of Astoria pullovers in the Internet.  Colette seems to have touched a nerve! But I haven’t seen many patterns for cropped pullover. Just recently Deer&Doe published such a pattern but that’s it. Or maybe I just didn’t run across those patterns because I wasn’t looking for the. But in the moment I am producing a lot of dresses and I don’t have the time to knit a cropped cardigan everytime I sew a new dress, so I gave the Astoria pattern a try!I kind of new I needed to make the pattern since the first time I saw the Seamwork Cover! Doesn’t the pullover look totally sweet?! :)

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I found just the right fabric in my stash! It was there for over a year now. I have my Racoon Dress hanging at my fabric cabinet and it kind of hit when I saw the fabric, that those two will be the perfect match.

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I really really like the color of the fabric but it is of poor quality. Really poor quality. I bought it at the time where over 50 % of my sewed garments ended up in the trash and I didn’t ant to spend a lot of money on it. But right now I am trying to get rid of those fabrics, because I am confident I can wear most of the items I sew and I don’t want them to be of such apoor qulity. But whatever! To get rid of the fabric I have to make something out of it :) Another reason for this sweater is that Colette is having a give away of 6 issues of the Seamwork magazin! Yay! All ou have to do to enter is to upload a picture of you wearing something you made with a Seamwork pattern.

img_20150502_161215Back to the topic: the pattern is great! A real beginner level garment! really easy to follow the instructions and I finishes the sweater very quickly :) I sewed it up in size S, according to their chart I wear a XS, but that just sounds sooo small :D So I had to tighten the sweater in the end :P

img_20150502_161206Now you know my outfit for the second day of MeMadeMay which is really fun up until now :) If you are surprised to see me wearing teh dress I made for Marvin’s sister’s wedding: I made another one that I like better. I am going to show it as soon as I have found matching shoes. Can’t go to a wedding with hoes that do not match the dress, right?

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While you are waiting to see my dress you could check out the Drops Super Sale. Most of their yarns are 35 % off during May! :)

Have a nice weekend you all! :)

-Katharina

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