Thursday, September 25, 2014

Selfish Sewing: Sloane Sweater

Ok, so this a little embarrassing. I'm not used to be on this end of the camera. Likewise, my husband Jason isn't used to being the photographer. 

I made a resolution this year to start sewing for myself. I normally don't do resolutions, but for some reason felt left out this year. 

This is not the first thing I have sewn for myself. I previously made myself another shirt that I even wore out in public. It was scary. I actually liked the shirt and might even let Jason take a picture of it later.

I decided to share this shirt, however, because it just so happens to be Selfish Sewing Week at Imagine Gnats and I wanted to play along. So here I am, blasting my photo on the internet, yay!

I am currently a pattern tester for Love Notion's Ladies Sloane Sweater. And I love it. It is so comfy and the material is heavier than I'm used to in my "ready to wear" clothes. I think I might enjoy sewing for myself after all.

Even though this pattern is currently in testing, the release date is still up in the air. Love Notion's designer has put the testing on hold while she works out some kinks and maybe even changes small details about the design and options. I love, love, love that she is doing that instead of rushing to release the pattern. I feel that it speaks volumes about her quality control and it makes me feel that I can trust that any pattern she releases will be up to her high standards.

When the pattern is release, I will gladly sew another sweater and blog about it. In the meantime, I will proudly wear my handmade sweater out in public.

On a final note, do you think that purple fabric is floral or animal print? I grabbed it at Joann's thinking it looked like floral but noticed on the website that it is supposed to be animal print. I'm not a big animal print fan, but somehow I managed to slave away at the sewing machine to make myself an animal print shirt. 

I am hoping to sew myself another piece of clothing before Selfish Sewing Week ends. I am going to a murder mystery dinner with a friend this weekend and I would love to be able to wear a dress I made. This may be wishful thinking as I am in the middle of another pattern test, want to sew for Project Run and Play, promised my husband I would to go to an MLS (Soccer) game tomorrow and have plans to take the kids to the aquarium before the murder mystery dinner. I have a feeling Emmett might be eating a lot of cheerios today so I can give this an honest shot!


  1. What a great top! I can see abstract floral in the print...or abstract animal print. Don't worry, it's not obnoxious animal print! Love it with the gray accent.

    1. Thank you Beth! I guess I'm ok with a non-obnoxious animal print. I think my kids look cute in animal print, just not me. The gray accent is actually the other side of the fabric. I noticed the backside of the fabric right before cutting because I was going to sew it without a yoke in just one solid color. I love the color blocking!