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Sofia

        Are you familiar with Sinclair Patterns? They are well drafted patterns for men and women. I’m pretty sure that you will fall in love with these Australian patterns. Sofia Pattern is one of them. Oh! What a lovely pattern name! Don’t you think? I do.
So, I had this great opportunity to participate in Sofia sew along and it was really exciting. This is actually my first time to join and complete a sew along. It was nice to watch the facebook live! There were interactions between the host and the sewers, like-  what kind of fabric to use, pattern weights, fabric markers, etc..
Let me tell you about the sew along from day 1 to day 7.
Day1 (Jan. 12th)-Print, cut, tape the pattern and prepare the fabric.
This was the most difficult task of sewing this sweater—- choosing the fabric.. Yes, I have so much fabric in my stash but it is really hard to decide which one whould I grab.sncr1.jpg
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Day2 (Jan. 13th) -Cutting the fabric.
After 2days and 2nights of thinking about what fabric to use, I ended up looking and digging my entire sewing room. My eyes popped when I found this purple and black houndstooth fabric. I purchased this fabric at Joann fabrics not very long ago (It was on sale, of course!).
Cutting fabric is so exciting. It is like playing tetris. Yes, my brain always works hard to make sure my 1.5yard fabric makes it .
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Day3 (Jan. 14th)- Stabilizing shoulder seams and preparing shawl collar.
You don’t want funny-looking shoulder seams. Knit fabrics are soft and if you don’t stabilize them, those bacon waves will show. Really annoying sight.
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Day4-Setting collar in place,finishing and attaching the shawl collar.
Sewing the pattern pieces, hearing the sweet sound of serger, coverstitch and regular sewing machines are like a therapy to me. Take a look at my collar. Isn’t it lovely?
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Day6- Questions, catching up and sharing pictures of sweater.
Oh! man! This day made me smile from ear to ear! My Sofia came out so ammmmmmaaaazing!!
Day7- Voting of Sweaters and announcing of grand prize winner.
There were three sew along-ers who won prizes announced by the host this day. They were so lucky! They deserve it.
 Here is my Sofia.
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     Wheeeewww! That was a fun sew along! And what can I say about the pattern? It fits great, easy to sew, quick to make and looks really cute… My favorite feature is the shawl collar.
 That’s all, lovely people.  Happy sewing !

 

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