Whilst looking for something different to sew that could also be stitched using the current thread colour on the overlocker, I rediscovered the Sora Sweater pattern by Blank Slate Patterns and some colourful jacquard Ponte Roma in my stash.
According to the website the Sora Sweater will take you from winter snuggles to summer evenings! This versatile pattern offers a variety of stylish layers for your wardrobe. Choose either cardigan or pullover with short or long sleeves, with all views featuring a beautiful shawl collar. Sora is perfect for sweater knit, jersey, french terry, and more.
I made my first version in February 2019 using a low stretch Chocolate embossed ponte roma from The Textile Centre but unfortunately it finished up too small and had to be donated. Some time has passed since then but I omitted making any notes on the pattern so once again this version is not a perfect fit. However, I love the collar and in this fabric it has proved to be a slightly better fit. Again, there is minimal stretch in the fabric and I could do with a little more room over the tummy and hips, plus the sleeves are also a very slim fit. This time I will make notes and adjust the pattern so that next time, and there will definitely be a next time, I can expect a perfect fit.
As I intend to ‘finesse’ the pattern it may be that I hack the collar onto one of my TNT knit bodice blocks. Whilst I quite like the godets in the Sora I am not addicted to them, they may well not make it to the hacked version. If I use my TNT bodice block I will also be able to redraw the armscye and sleeves to my preferred shoulder height and sleeve width.
15th December 2019