Hi, I had big leftover scraps of this large-print ponte fabric after I made my fourth Pilvi Coat earlier this year. So I thought, why not make another Toaster Sweater 2 but make it tunic-length? You can get the pattern on the Sew House Seven website. I had also made this pattern in French terry and jersey knit – making size XL, shortening the sleeves 8 inches to make them to 3/4 length. Each of those versions has a hem that hits at the high hip.
I used the same patterns pieces as my first version with the shortened sleeves and added 5 inches of length to the front and back.
This pattern has side vents with mitered corners. You can see the vent next to my hand in this photo. I added length below the area where the vent starts.
Here’s my earlier version of the pattern made at the pattern’s length. You can see the vent in this photo.
This fabric, which I got at Britex Fabrics‘ moving sale last fall, was easy to work with. I love the print. It looks different on each side of the garment.
One sleeve of this Toaster Sweater 2 has more of the navy blue print on it…
… and the other has more white on it.
You can really see the print here.
Here’s a closer look at the back…
… and the front.
The pattern calls for finishing the hems by cover stitching or using a twin needle. I hand sewed the hems because I didn’t want any seam lines. I did the same thing for my Pilvi Coat in this fabric.
Here’s a look at my hand stitching from the inside. I switched thread colors according to the color on the right side.
Here’s the right side of the front bottom hem.
I also didn’t finish my raw edges because folding it over would have made the hem a little thick and create a line like it did in the sleeve hem of my Pilvi Coat. See that faint line just above the sleeve hem? I ended up unpicking the sleeve hem on this Pilvi after this photo was taken and then hand stitching it again.
Here’s a look at one of the mitered corners of my third Toaster Sweater 2.
Ponte knit fabric doesn’t ravel so it’s fine to leave the edges raw.
And here’s one last photo of the front of this Toaster Sweater 2.
I really like this version of the Toaster Sweater. It’s a bit too warm to wear in Berkeley right now but I’m sure it will get a lot of wear when the weather starts to cool. I could also wear it on a cool summer day in San Francisco. Summers are not very warm in San Francisco because the fog rolls in and keeps the temperature several degrees cooler than other parts of the Bay Area.
Have you made anything with a big print? What did you make?