If this would have been a face to face conversation the answer would have been simple, just do like her, I love the combination of raglan uni colored sleeves with a printed main part. But this wasn't a spoken conversation, so my answer had to be presented differently. I logically decided to sew my own version.
I didn't want to fully copy the previously mentioned example, so I used a different kind of pattern. I used the recently released Gwen pattern (from SeeKateSew). I bought it in the bundle, but it is now also available as a separate pattern. The fun part about this pattern is that it uses faux raglan sleeves. The sleeves have the regular round head, but due to an extra piece on the shoulder, the illusion of a raglan is created.
You all know about my inability to follow a pattern, so I made an adjustment to the back. There was another sewist that had an intriguing sweater recently. I liked the lines on the back, so I drew the shoulder pieces on the back slightly lower which created an arch.
To make the print challenge a true challenge I choose a very colorful print from my collection ("Fly me to paradise" from Hilco Hamburger's Liebe) that I hadn't planned for myself (usually things are the other way around). I combined it with my favorite color, mustard yellow (bought at Joyfits) and I feel it is now a lovely combination for a grown up. Ann, what do you think, would this work for you?
Although there were no rules in this game to start with, I will shake it up again. I am also asking for help, but slightly differently. Due to my pregnancies (and lack of sporting) I have a belly. The pictures of this sweater clearly show were my trousers end and my belly begins. Even if I pull it in, it just isn't flat as it used to be. Now I am asking your help. Please link up any project you have sewn that disguises a belly (dress patterns will get an extra bonus points). If you haven't sewn it, but you know about a good pattern, feel free to mention it in the comments! Thanks in advance.
I love to hear what you think of my creations. 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).