Earlier this year in the deepest throes of a Baltimore winter and a fairly empty new home, I whipped up two versions of the StyleArc Carlsson Sweater. Due to extreme laziness, I never posted them on my blog. I’m sharing today because they are in the color ranges I posted about earlier this week, and because if my blog is a record of my sewing, I should post, right? (Also means I have like four more things I need to get on here).
The good news about this pattern is it is VERY forgiving in size. I made a size 14 using my upper bust measurement. There is enough ease in the garment with a boxy fit, that I didn’t need a FBA and was disinclined to grade out for my hips (I should be a 16/18 there). Now having worn it for almost a year, I might back a full seat adjustment JUST to get the slouch as originally intended in the garment.
I love the browns and tans of my second version above. I feel very stylish and put together in it. The first version feels a bit more casual with the gray and yellow, but the color combo is marvelous. The fanciest person I know always compliments me when I wear the yellow version too. I’d add that this likely started me on my ‘wear more yellow path’ as I think of it as a summer color, and here I am bopping along with it in the dead of winter.
Ok! What’s next to catch up on? I never did post the bomber jacket I made for Jordan last winter. Or the sweater I knit for him. Or my two sets of summer pajamas. Will I? Who’s to say? But, it would make an annual wrap up much easier, wouldn’t it?
Get with it! You’ve got some posting to do; enquiring minds want to know – LOL. I’m with you, the second version of your sweatshirt is in really flattering colors. The camel looks kinda peachy on my monitor, but whatever, it looks very pretty. This is a great sweatshirt alternative. Thanks for sharing this pattern.
I just bought this one during the latest sale. Love your versions!
I had to hold myself back from that sale! I have one of their coats in my ‘to start’ list for winter. Will I get to it? That’s a whole other question!
On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 2:14 PM Miss Celie's Pants wrote:
I’m glad you’re posting – I check IG and FB so rarely that I never know what anyone online is up to. But my feed reader is always there to help me procrastinate.
Both sweatshirts are lovely!
I’ve missed feeling like I get to “know” people on Instagram vs blogs. Plus, I go back to read my notes on IG and they just aren’t as detailed as an online journal. So, a return to blogging it is!
On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 3:46 PM Miss Celie's Pants wrote:
Love the sweaters !!!You look wonderful in them and the colors are spot on. I grew up in Michigan, and Yes, we had house clothes.
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