Friday, March 9, 2018

Sora sweater and give away



For this blogger year, which seem to be similar as academic years (seeing that they start after the summer), I am part of Blank Slate Patterns, sewing team. In October, I therefore made this tutorial on how to create slightly different pockets for the Denver. Next week, I am showing off my two versions of the Fairelith, but today I am posting about one of Blank Slate's newest patterns, the Sora* Sweater.


The Sora Sweater is actually intended, as the name says, to be a sweater. The perfect layering piece for winter or summer evenings. But, I took a different angle, I simply made it into a summer shirt. I am very much looking forward to warmer weather, and by sewing summer clothes, it at least partially feels like summer.



The pattern has two options, you can make it into a pullover, like I did, but you can also make a cardigan* with it. It has both long and short sleeves and you can create some cool color blocking effects with the small triangle piece on the side. This time I went for plain, uni colored fabric. No color block. Next week, on the Blank Slate blog you can see very different fabric for my Faireliths.


Although I have been regularly sewing for years now, I do still make mistakes, and sometimes even huge mistakes. While I was sewing the Sora, I paid close attention to how sew in the collar. The instructions are great (and Melissa is even making a video), and all should have been fine, but there was one tiny detail that I did not pay attention to. I have sewed shawl collars in the past, but this one was different. And due to my previous experience, I actually sewed up the collar piece upside down.


While sewing the collar, I went through the same phases as she did with a different project (read that post, I laughed so much). I was sure that I was doing it fine, and the problem had to be with fabric/pattern combination. I just did not understand why I had to stretch the neckline so much to fit in the collar. But, I believed in the pattern and hoped that a good top stitch would fix it. I steamed the *** out of it and felt it was decent enough. I even made pictures, and when I showed them to Melissa if she understood why mine looked so different, I realized myself that I of course  had sewn in the collar wrong. Better late than never right... The last picture, the one with the light colored jeans is how the wrong construction looked.


I am not one for waisting fabric, so I took out that top stitching (yes of course I did a stretch stitch), steamed again, and than all was fine. If you like the neckline as much as me, you are probably happy to hear that I am allowed to give away one Sora pattern to my readers. If you are interested in winning the pattern, just fill in the Rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.

11 comments:

  1. Het resultaat was het uithalen van de kraag waard, maar ik had het niet gezien als je het niet had gezegd. Mooi resultaat!

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    1. Zoals ik al schreef ging ik het geheel met veel, heel veel stoom te lijf ;)

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  2. Ja, toch iets mooier na het lostornen en opnieuw inzetten. Knappe shirt!

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    1. Het naaide ook vooral een stuk makkelijker..

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  3. Dat model is gewoon op jouw model gemaakt, en de kleur doet je stralen!

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    1. Dank je, ik vind de kleur ook erg leuk, mijn moeder vond dan weer dat het juist niet bij me paste, maar gelukkig heb ik er weinig verstand van en doe ik gewoon aan wat ik een mooie kleur vind ;)

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  4. Wauw, heel mooi, staat je fantastisch. Dit patroontje zou ik wel graag willen winnen. Hopelijk heb ik de rafflecopter correct ingevuld.

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    1. Je deed het vast goed, kan ik niet zo controleren, maar het is niet moeilijk. je maakt nog een goede kans!

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  5. hehe cheeky collar :) The end result looks great!

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    1. It was defenitly worth the quality time with my seam ripper.

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  6. Supermooi! Het is zo lang geleden dat ik nog eens iets voor mezelf naaide, maar dit is zo mijn ding. Ik waag mijn kans, als ik het win, kan ik niet anders dan tijd maken om eindelijk nog eens iets voor mezelf te naaien!

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