Forget the hot chocolate, bring me Pimms!

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Pattern:“Hot Cocoa Sweater”from my very talented friend Dixie. It’s a free download 

Level: Very simple, although unless your Dixie’s size you must know how to grade a pattern.
Fabric: Bargain buy £2 M from Birmingham rag market.
Pattern alteration: The grading went without a hitch but there is a slight gape on the back neckline. Overall the neckline is a bit high. My fault when changing from the original boat neck shape of the pattern. Very simple reiteration for the next one. I did my sleeves 3/4 for easy seasonal transition.
Details and notions: Leather Patch pocket. 
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I used fabric glue to baste into place and sewn with straight stitch. Didn’t even change the needle. I did a test sample and It worked. I wonder if I was to sew a whole garment would make any difference.Patch pocket free download

Likes & Dislikes: Like everything about it, I made the front curve more define, similar to the briar.

Conclusion: Very easy to sew. Great pattern for a loose fitting slightly shaped top.  Can you believe me? A loose fitting PDF…

Tips: Used ‘Stitch in the ditch’ on the neckline and narrow hem feet. Wowww Perfection! They both help guide the stitch on the right position making the work very uniform.

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  • Looks great, love the pocket!

  • I love how you added the leather pocket, it really makes the top sing!

  • Adorable top and looks comfortable too!

  • This looks super comfy! Great make, Rach!

  • you’ve reminded me, i’ve been meaning to try this! love the sexy casual-ness of yours.

  • What a brilliant pattern for this changeable weather. Your finishing stitches on the neckline and hem are perfect 🙂

  • Very cute! xx

  • Really cute! I might have to try this!

  • Sexy and cool

  • Very nice!

  • love it!

  • Looks great! I love the little pocket.

  • I know I’ve told you this in person, but this really is a beautiful top! The added leather patch pocket makes it look so high end!

  • really lovely. the leather pocket looks great!

  • Love the pocket!

  • Lovely – by coincidence I’ve just cut out her summer concert tee, I must try this one too.

  • Looks lovely Rach, the pocket is a great touch 🙂

  • How cozy! I love this on you!

  • lookin’ good! i know how much you dislike printing and taping pdfs so i’m flattered that you took the time to do this one. 😉 and the pocket is a great touch!