Spring Hemlock Sweater

April showers bring bad hair days for curly girls like me!   When the rain finally paused and  I found myself with a moment to take pics of my new Hemlock Tee, the frizz mop was just not behaving.  It was pretty much bee-hiving.  Ha! Good one, Caroline!

So, today’s styling is brought to you by rain and baseball.  Which works since we are at the baseball field about 3 days a week for my big boy, Jet.  He’s a Yankee this year.  (Sorry Bops and Gramma, we don’t get to choose!)

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This sweater knit comes from Girl Charlee.  I found it in the bargain lots section, which sells slightly imperfect yardage for super cheap.  I bought 3 yards of it and didn’t find a single flaw!  I must have bought most of it, because it is now only offered in that half-yard section.

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After all these years, I just now figured out how to use my camera remote.  Stoked!

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Also, pretty stoked about my stripe matching skills!

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About the Hemlock pattern, I really like it!  It’s free from Grainline Studio and kind of a one-size-fits-all guideline pattern.  I chose a length I liked, and kept the other dimensions as-is.  I did add my own band at the bottom, just to bring the width in a little bit and to polish it all up.

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  The dog is my shadow.  All day long.

You won’t be seeing the second Hemlock I made, a short sleeve version with a stretchy tissue knit.  I ruined it with my new iron- a $10 yard sale score Rowenta.  I’m so bummed!  I cut the pattern to be more narrow, and I added a half inch to the neckline.  It came out great, so I’ll be trying it again soon.  I guess should’ve paid attention to the heat settings which never really mattered with my old piece of junk iron.  The fabric melted as soon as the iron touched it.  #dammit #madeinGermany

Thanks for stopping by!

~Caroline

 

7 thoughts on “Spring Hemlock Sweater

  1. Love this sporty shirt. Stripe matching is awesome, but I particularly like the way the stripe goes around the neckline. Well done! Makes me want to sew. PS. Sorry about the iron burn. Bet it was just as cute. Any way to salvage it?

  2. This looks so good! I like your addition of the band at the bottom. I’ve had this pattern printed & ready to go for ages, just trying to find some nice striped jersey.

  3. I love/want to steal this top! It looks awesome. I printed out the Hemlock but never taped it together, arg. Probably should now, thanks to you. 🙂

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