Saturday, September 29, 2012

Origami wrap sweater

Happy weekend....I hope you all have a good one planned! Yesterday I had a day off and spent some time getting my sew on. I found a great tutorial for a sweater wrap....and I think it's been in my favorites for the better part of a year. : )


I had found this fabric in the red tag bin...I like to shop there when the red tags are 50% off.



It's a lighter-weight knit with a subtle gold zebra print. I have been tending to use knit fabrics that don't require as much finishing on the edges. Could be a bit of a cop-out due to my skill level, but also helpful when my time for sewing is...shall we say....limited by my two little rugrats.

The pattern I used is fairly easy. I cannot remember how I found it, but here it is.....click here. It is a free pattern. Love! As she recommends, I pinned it up and tried it on to make sure I had it right before starting to sew.

Fabric laid out and folded.



Pinned in the corner....just 6".



You then pull down the corner part to make two sort-of triangles and a line down the middle.



Here is the tricky part....bringing the top of the triangle down to meet the sewed part so it makes a T.



I snapped a pic pointing where you would put the seams to make the T.





Sewing.....



Here is the sewed part, wrong side.



And right side....



And here it is on. Please excuse my fancy sweats look. First I tried it on this way and figured something was wrong. It's upside down! But...this could be good for warmer weather if you wanted something more sleeveless and more cropped.



Ah, the right way. Nice and long.



I think when I wear it, I'll consider belting it, too.





I'm pretty pleased! Would be good over jeans, skirts and dresses. It was easy-peasy lemon-squeezy (as my son would say), too. I'll post a pic of it styled once I break it out without the high fashion sweats look. ; )


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2 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

You're wrap is cute. Love the fabric and it's even cuter on you! I'm not a sewing kind of girl. I named my sewing machine Damien. I'm convinced it's possessed! But I'll be posting one of the 2 projects that made me give up sewing for 10 years later this week!

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

I'm wondering how long it took you to make this. I'm also wondering how long it would take you to make this if you didn't take all those pictures (not that I don't like all the photos -- just curious).