Thursday, 5 November 2015

The perfect autumn lounge wear, a Jasper sweater dress ( Paprika Patterns design)

Well, I've just got to share, I've sewn the most comfy garment ever! And it's all thanks to the Sew long Summer series where I won the Jasper sweater/dress pattern by Paprika Patterns.
The Jasper is a sweater (or dress) with a hood or collar option, welt pockets and princess seams.

Jasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefje

I made the dress version with a collar in a size 4. The fabric is a summer sweater jersey I ordered at Joyfits, it's soft, not to bulky and with just a little stretch, so perfect for this project.
The fit is quite good, I didn't even add length to the dress (that's a first!), but in a next project I think I will alter the sleeves and make them more narrow.

Jasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefjes



Jasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefjes
In this pattern is a sewing "first" for me. I kind of tiptoed around the welt pockets till now, convinced sewing these would be very time consuming. Boy was I wrong! The sewing went pretty smoothly and it was done in no-time.

Jasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefjes


Before I started I was indecisive whether to sew the sweater or the dress, but I'm glad I chose the dress. Perfect for cocooning indoors and still fun to wear outside.
The dress has a sporty look, but maybe that's just because I pair all my outfits with sneakers.

Jasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefjesJasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefjes

Well, I'm off, putting my new dress through the cycling test. As a Dutch mom, if I can't ride my bike in it, it won't get much use.


Jasper sweater dress ( a paprika patterns design) - huisje boompje boefjes







10 comments:

  1. Very nice!

    Een beetje meer taille zou ook mogen nog, misschien? Voor de volgende ;)

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    1. Dat ben ik wel met je eens! Gaat ook op het aanpas lijstje:)

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  2. Leuk! Ziet er heel comfortabel uit inderdaad, lekker voor herfst en winter!

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  3. Nou, die ligt hier al bijna een jaar geknipt (in een oefenstofje) klaar en ik kom er maar niet aan om die te maken. Maar als ik dit dan zie... heel geslaagd!!!

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    1. Oh even doorzetten dan Patricia. Ik vond het knippen het meeste werk, daarna zat het zo in elkaar :) Ben benieuwd naar je versie!

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  4. En... was het fietsproof? Ziet er zalig uit zeg!

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    1. Hahaha, op de fiets gaat het net, kort maar net niet te kort ;)

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