Even though it’s still around 100 degrees everyday, I decided to try out a new to me pattern, the Adrianne Sweater by DIBY. This sweater caught my attention some time ago, and I was eager to sew it up! Plus, it’s always really chilly inside in the AC…
I measured between a size 4 and size 8, and graded to get the fit I needed. I forgot to lengthen the pattern as I usually have to do on top patterns, but I don’t think I needed to. I think the length is good. I followed the pattern instructions, and made no modifications.
I chose a Brushed Sweater Knit Melange fabric from Sly Fox Fabrics in Wine. The fabric is lightweight, and works beautifully with this pattern. I haven’t sewn up many sweater knits before, so I am glad to say that I did not have any trouble with the fabric.
I chose the 3/4 length sleeves, with cuffs for this Adrianne. I almost always do full length sleeves, but wanted to mix things up with this sew. I am so glad I went with this length, as I think I’ll get more use out of it for a couple more months out of the year!
I really like how the back piece is not cut on the fold. This allows for better shaping on the pattern. I opted to topstitch my center back seam down, which makes for a cleaner look.
The bottom hemline, or bands, on this pattern is what I really liked about it. The split side really sets the Adrianne Sweater apart from other patterns out in the pdf sewing world. I advise you to read the instruction very carefully on these steps! I had the bands clipped incorrectly, and am so glad I read the directions one more time before sewing to correct myself before I needed to pull out my seam ripper. The construction makes perfect sense as long as the instructions are followed. 🙂 One of my favorite things about DIBY patterns is the clear instructions.
I love this pattern and see myself getting lots of use out of this Adrianne Sweater this fall and winter! Even though the pattern isn’t a new one, it is new to me and will mix things up in my closet. I like being able to style this one casual, or dressed up a bit. It would look great with work pants as well. Make sure to head over to the DIBY website to grab your copy today or check out the gallery of the pattern! While you’re there, take a look at all the women’s patterns, the plus sized patterns, and the free patterns!
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