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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Simplicity 8529 by Sew House Seven

I love how Simplicity is supporting Indy pattern makers.  Here's an example of that kind of support.  This design is by Sew House Seven and while it isn't named the toaster sweater, I do believe that is the pattern it's based from. 

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There is something that makes a sweatshirt dressier when you leave off the bottom band...right? 

Yes, I know, more indoor photos but it is so very cold outside today I just couldn't bring myself to go out there any more than I had to.

I used a heavily textured sweatshirt fabric from my stash.  Not sure where I got it but I am glad I finally used it up.  The gray trim is also from my stash and the color combo is perfect.

This is such an easy, instant gratification project.  

I lengthened the top by an inch, made a size smaller than my measurements called for, and made the side slit shorter by about 2 inches.

I also used SewkeyeE stay tape for the hem and side slits.  

Be aware at how roomy this is.  I wouldn't want it any bigger.  

Thanks for reading!


  1. It looks like a great go-to top a person could live in.

  2. Love your Toaster! I bought the original pattern off the designer then found out about this one by Simplicity and promptly bought it. This pattern does have slight variations from the original but I loved the original so much I thought, "why not have 2?" I haven't made this one up yet but like you I did discover how big it can be depending on your fabric choice. I made my first one up in a cotton sweatshirt fabric that had almost no stretch and it was a perfect fit then I made the second one up in a french bamboo/cotton terry with loads of stretch and it is quite big but still cozy and I love both of them :)

  3. Looks great - love the addition of the grey contrast