Friday, December 19, 2014

The Julia sweater for women

With the blog tour still going on, you have probably all seen that Compagnie M has launched a new pattern, the Julia sweater for women. I have made two child Julias already and when I heard Marte was preparing the women's version, I knew I would buy it immediately.


I have loved the collar version from the time I saw the child pattern but I somehow did not make that one. I thought it was too girly for a boy and on my foxy sweater it would have been too much distraction. I therefore decided I was going to make the collar version for my own sweater.



I used two fabrics from my stash. The floral I bought very cheaply at fabric.com. It is a tissue knit, a bit see-through and not very stretchy. The solid greenish fabric is a women fabric from Lillestof. Both fabrics only have horizontal stretch. Following Marte's advice I turned the fabric for the sleeves to optimize stretchiness.



My body did not fit the measurement table, My bust prescribed a size 44 the rest of my body a 40. I chose to adapt the pattern a bit. For the back I cut a size 40 for both the sleeves and the middle piece. For the front middle bust part I drew a size 44 but switched (with a smooth line) to 40 below the breast part. Because of the adaption to the middle part, I also had to adapt the front sleeves.



After the first fit I decided to take away some fabric under the arms, due to the flimsy fabric I looked a bit too much like a bat. The flimsy fabric also left the collar (on which I should have ironed on stabilizer of course, but didn't) far from perfect. After I fixated the collar with transparent thread I was very satisfied with the sweater.


Next time (yes I will definitely make another one) I will sew the sweater from good fabric, but until then I love my flimsy version.

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).   

12 comments:

  1. ♡ de bloemetjesstof, heel mooi!

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    1. Ik was heel blij met een echt volwassen bloemetje.

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  2. De pasvorm is goed gelukt lijkt mij! De kleuren staan ook leuk!

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    1. Hij past nu inderdaad perfect, ik ben erg benieuwd hoe hij gaat vallen met betere stof

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  3. wat een leuke versie! Jij hebt me overtuigd!!! Ik zal hem dan toch moeten bestellen :)

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    1. Voor je het weet heb je een kast vol Majella ;)

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  4. Leuke versie hoor! Staat hier ook nog op het programma... maar wellicht zal het dan al 2015 zijn :-)

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    1. Ik ben benieuwd wat jij ervan gaat maken :)

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  5. Ik heb dezelfde figuur als jou, en persoonlijk zou ik opletten met je schouders... de naad van de petrolstof die over je schouder gaat maakt je breder dan je bent... Maar het is een heel mooie versie en het inspireert me enorm!!

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    1. Bedankt voor de tip Natasja! Mijn tweede Julia staat me beter en ik wist eigenlijk niet waarom :)

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