A slight contrast to my last ‘tropical’ make for the Sewisfaction Blogger Team, I am back with a cosy autumnal make this time around!
I had dreamt of a balmy Indian summer, but instead you just gave us rain… thank you UK weather! But let’s looks on the bright side & all the things this time of year does offer; endless hot chocolate (sorry thighs), cosy nights in, tights & not shaving my legs (sorry hubby!) and of course layers of soft and cosy clothes.
Which is of course why, for this project, I chose one of the gorgeous Beatrice Ponte Romas from Sewisfaction. It’s so soft, luxurious and perfect for so many projects (I’ve made a list of a few ideas below if you would like some inspiration).
The pattern I used is the Papercut Patterns ‘Kyoto’ sweatshirt, which also has a Tee option. This was my first time using a Papercut Pattern and I went for the PDF download from their website which cost £10, I printed it and put together at home (but do check out Netprinter online for A0 print at a great price if you hate the faff of putting patterns together).
The pattern itself is very straightforward and so long as you’ve inserted a jersey neckband before you will have no issues. Even if you haven’t, this Ponte is so lovely to work with you’ll have no issues! Following the finished garment size chart I cut a large (due to my hips!), however I did have to take the sweater in at the waist once I’d finished as it was HUGE! So my advice to you is ‘it comes up big!’, unless of course you want a lovely big cosy sweater to fit your cat/dog/child in with you… everyone does that don’t they?!
All in all, my sizing issue aside, I LOVE this pattern and I see myself making lots more for the winter months. Along with some of the Tee version in the summer or even to layer up under Cardigans and sweaters! Also, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but frills are very on trend at moment, they’re everywhere!!
Fabric: Beatrice Ponte Roma in Red (1.6m)
Thread: Gutermann Sew all thread in 365
Pattern: Papercut Patterns Kyoto
Make Time: An afternoon
Skill Level: Beginner
A few more patterns that the Beatrice Ponte Roma is perfect for;
SOI Molly Dress
Seamwork Astoria Sweater
Papercut Bowline Sweater
Sew Over it Heather Dress
Jennifer Lauren Erin Sweater
…I could go on, there’s so many options! I can’t wait to see what you make with it!