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Fulton Sweater Blazer: Choosing Fabric

Fulton Sweater Blazer: Choosing Fabric

Choosing a fabric is potentially the most important part of sewing up the Fulton Sweater Blazer. You should be looking for a structured stable knit with that is going to hold up to its own weight. What I mean by that is a fabric that won’t stretch out from it’s own weight. This is especially important for View B, the longer (and therefore heavier) of the two versions.

Knits with 2-way stretch are ideal (meaning they stretch cross-wise, but not length-wise), but knits with 4-way stretch can work if they have some structure.

My final recommendation is to choose knits that are high in structure and low in drape. (more…)

Fulton Sweater Blazer: Tester Photos

Fulton Sweater Blazer: Tester Photos

I’m always excited to share tester photos. Testing is such an important process to a sewing pattern; it’s the opportunity for me to hear many voices and opinions and thoughts–often bringing suggestions on items that I never even considered. Never underestimate the value of testers (or of yourself and the role you play when and if you test a sewing pattern)! I take absolutely every suggestion and consider them carefully–if a tester thinks it’s important, that likely means some customers will, too. (more…)

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