a warm, fuzzy collar

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It all started when I saw an ad in February Vogue featuring a model wearing the comfiest, fuzziest sweater in existence. So I thought, and flipped back to it, and thought, and realized that I have a knit in my stash that would be perfect for a sweater like that.
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I made some changes to design in the photo. I wanted a skinnier sleeve. It is hard to wear a big sleeve like that under a coat (at least any coat that I own). And if I can’t wear it under a coat, that would limit its utility for me as a winter garment. I also wanted a hood. I’m always cold, so I actually use a hood to keep warm whenever I’m wearing a garment that has one.

I entered my sewing room, lapsed into a trance, and emerged with a sweater several hours later. As far as I can tell, the sweater made itself.
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instead of darts on the sleeve, I used pleats.

instead of darts on the sleeve, I used pleats.

hood

hood

pocket

pocket

pocket

pocket

hook that has a matching eye to hold it closed

hook that has a matching eye to hold it closed

inside out view, showing the silk charmeuse sleeve lining.

inside out view, showing the silk charmeuse sleeve lining.

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16 Comments

  1. Posted January 30, 2014 at 1:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, wow! How cozy.

  2. Posted January 30, 2014 at 2:39 am | Permalink | Reply

    wow, just wow.

  3. Posted January 30, 2014 at 3:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! I wish to have sucj ‘lapsed into a trance’ for few hours… Amazing piece and I am sure it is great for the winter.

  4. Posted January 30, 2014 at 4:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, I want this! I’d be quite happy if another one made itself (and shipped itself across the ocean to me, of course). Love, love, love!

  5. Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous, just my style too (wink, wink!).

  6. Posted January 30, 2014 at 8:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love it! Boldly textured knits are the best.

  7. Posted January 30, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    Brilliant! And very cozy looking. I like to have hoods on my garments for the same reason.

  8. Posted January 30, 2014 at 9:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am seriously crushing on this!!!!

  9. Posted January 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You’re really skilled at creating clothing. :-)

  10. Posted January 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That’s really cute. I’m sewing a sweater knit now and have fused every piece. Did you do that or was your knit really stable? I especially like your hood.

    • Posted January 31, 2014 at 8:26 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! I did not fuse it. The knit is fairly stable, and I wanted the garment to be more sweater-y than jacket-y. I generally don’t use a lot of fusible in my work.

  11. Posted January 30, 2014 at 11:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Totally love this sweater! It is somehow elegant and cozy at the same time, which is quite a design feat. Bravo!

  12. Posted January 31, 2014 at 11:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    lovely!

  13. Shams
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 7:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous, Claudine! It looks so stylish *and* cuddly!

  14. Elizabeth
    Posted February 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love it. Looks super cozy and warm.

  15. Posted February 16, 2014 at 6:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is just gorgeous – I’m fascinated by your knit fabric, so textural and three dimensional!

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