With a goal in mind of sewing items of clothing that will fit during my pregnancy, and also after my pregnancy, I couldn’t go past sewing up a cosy Elliot Sweater.
I had some 100% organic cotton fleece-backed jersey leftover from my White Russian Jumper a few years ago. There really wasn’t much of it left, but I had to believe that I could make it work.
I was going to have to piece together the tops of the sleeves, and I had to settle on a rather short collar.
I had just enough fabric! The collar turned out a bit like a funnel-neck, which I really enjoy! To make the patch job on the sleeves stand out, I added some gold holographic thread in a diamond pattern. It looks beautiful in real life but is absolutely impossible to capture on my iPhone.
I’m just over 20 weeks pregnant at the moment, and this jumper fits like a dream. It’s oversized enough to fit my growing belly without looking like a sack.
This is such a versatile pattern, I’m certain that it will get a lot of wear now, and also after the baby comes.
- Pattern brand/name/number: Elliot Sweater by Helen’s Closet
- Style/size: View A, size large
- Fabric: 100% organic cotton fleece-backed jersey from my stash, originally from The Remnant Warehouse
- Notions: Gütermann thread 310 (navy), Gütermann Sulky CA 02776 (gold holographic)
- Pieced the fabric together so I had enough to cut the sleeves
- Used a much shorter collar than written, due to the lack of fabric
As much as I love the detailing on the shoulders, I managed to snap three of the gold threads when I was taking it off. There is no give with that thread, and to save the overall look being a bit scruffy, I may have to remove all the stitching.
Do you have any pattern suggestions for maternity wear? Let me know in a comment!