Nora Sweatshirts Two Ways
Posted on Friday the 10th January 2020 by Jessalli Handmade
I’m excited to share this month’s post with you, it’s not one, but two sweatshirts!! Basically I saw a festive sequin ‘clementine’ sweater project in Mollie Makes magazine before Christmas. I really wanted to make it, but thought a peachy version might be fun for the spring.
The best thing about it is, you don’t need loads and loads of fabric, so I managed to get two sweaters out of 2 metres of fabric! I used a different coloured cotton jersey fabric for the neckband on the peach jumper, and another for the other one with matching cuffs.
The fabric I chose was a Loop Back Sweatshirt Fabric
in Winter White. I love loop back jerseys, they’re great for layering, not too thick, not too thin. This one is so super soft and it washes so well. The sequins I used for the peaches were the Hobby & Crafting Fun Trio of Round Cup Sequins
in Sage, and another set in Peach. I traced the peaches onto plain white felt and hand stitched each sequin into place. the different tones help create shadowing on the fruits which I love. I then stitched these by hand onto the front of the jumper.
The second sweater I made with cuffs, in small pieces of ‘Desert sands’ jersey. I then used confetti glitter vinyl from Happy Fabric to decorate the front with my year of birth. I love using vinyl, it creates such a fun effect and it was so much quicker than doing the sequins!
I didn’t make any sizing modifications to this pattern at all. As it’s not a fitted pattern, I just went by my bust measurement. I love the relaxed fit, especially for a sweater.
So my summary; the loop back sweatshirt is such a great material and would work with so many great jumper patterns. Plus there are so many colours to choose from. I love how effective the sequins are, I know i’ll be wearing these jumpers a lot.
I hope you like what I made this month. I promise to try and not make anymore ‘Nora’ tops for the blogger network. But I can’t say they won’t feature heavily on my instagram.
Happy Handmade everyone!