The super cozy Chestnut Sweater and Top sewing pattern comes with two different options and lots of possibilities to play around with.
First, you can opt for the sweater with three bow options or the top with the same alternatives. Version A of either of them has a lovely circular opening at the back that closes with a big bow; version B sports four bows at the back closing the bodice; and option C offers a more subtle bow alternative with a nice slit or vent at the shoulder. The top has a slightly longer back and two slits at either side; meanwhile, the sweater offers two sleeve lengths: 3/4 and long sleeves. Take a good look at all the options and pieces on before you decide.
With lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results when sewing with knit fabrics, the Chestnut Sweater and Top will become a staple, with a twist, in your handmade wardrobe.
You can also learn how to make the pattern on our YouTube Channel.
For the sweater version: any medium to heavy-weight knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20%. Thick knits, stable firm knits, cable knit, knit fleece, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits, French Terry; with a two-way stretch.
For the top version: any medium knit fabric with little stretch up to a maximum of 20% and not too fine. Interlock, double knit, ponte di roma; with a two-way stretch.
Sweater versions A, B, C – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 1.8m / 1.96 yards
Sweater versions A, B, C – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 1.4m / 1.5 yards
Top versions A, B, C – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 2.10m / 2.30 yards
Top versions A, B, C – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 1.9m / 2.1 yards
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
• Sewing machine &/or overlocker/serger
• Ball point needle or jersey needle
• Matching thread
• Ribbon for the bows: woven, velvet, organza, satin…
Approx. amount needed 2×40/50cm long for each bow
• Double or twin needle to finish hems & neckline
Perfect for a beginner or confident beginner.
UK 6 to 20 / US 2 to 16. Find inspiration for your Chestnut here and see how the pattern fits different sizes here.
*This is a printed pattern. You will receive at home an envelope with a booklet in black and white carrying the instructions to make the garment and four full scale A0 documents with all the sizes and pieces to sew your sweater or top.
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