Hello my sewing friends!
I have been busy with work and life but took the time to sew up the most beautiful Fulton Sweaterblazer ever! You can sew up this pattern with any knit fabric you like but bear in mind, that the more drape your fabric has the more structure you loose. The collar and the facing are interfaced (I used the Vliesline G785 – my favourite).
As for my fabric choice: Spoonflower very kindly sponsored this fabric – but I chose the print of course. You can find the fabric I used here. If you can try the Interlock jersey that one is the BOMB!
Anyway with this kind of print you really need to take your time with patternmatching. For that reason I omitted the center back seam – I wanted a continuous pattern around the back of my Fulton Sweaterblazer. I started with the back piece and made sure that I had a nice ‘square’ down the center. Then I took the cut piece and aligned it with the fabric to cut out one of the front pieces. All that’s important here is that the square are on the same height. Use the notches to guide you. Then you take the front piece you just cut and place it on your fabric right side to right side and match the pattern to a T! This way you’ll get an exact mirrored copy of your first piece!
For the collar just make sure, that both points are placed on the same pattern so that they’ll mirror each other. If you can, try to mach the back of the collar with your center back (you’ll see later that I did not manage to do that).
Sewing your Sweaterblazer
I am very pleased with the result. This will make a great addition to my wardrobe. It’s comfy yet formal enough for the office. You know, when your boss might show up unannounced and you don’t want him/her to see that you’re wearing a shirt to work 😀
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