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The Julia sweater for women #4

The Julia sweater sewing pattern by Compagnie for kids, teens and adults.

Today I’m showing a new collar for the Julia sweater. At first I wanted to keep the same collar as the children’s version, but during the test Erika started experimenting with a new wider collar that everyone loved! That’s why in the end I replaced the original collar by this new wider (let’s say more feminine) option.  Hope you like it too?
The Julia sweater sewing pattern by Compagnie for kids, teens and adults.
The Julia sweater sewing pattern by Compagnie for kids, teens and adults.
As mentioned before the fabric choice determines the result of the Julia a lot. When you use a fabric with a lot of stretch, the result becomes wider. Seems logical right!? An other think you have to keep in mind when sewing the Julia is the vertical stretch. With fabrics like these, the vertical stretch is very small. That’s exactly the reason why I’ve used the front and back split option although I work with only one fabric! When you don’t have a lot of vertical stretch, you can’t get your arms in the dolman type of sweater. Just because it doesn’t stretch in the right direction at the sleeves. When you split the sweater like this, you can turn the direction of the sleeve when you cut it about 45°. This way the sleeve will stretch in the width. Just what you need!
You can use this technique for every fabric with little vertical stretch like sweater fabric, punta di roma,…  Tomorrow I’ll show you a punta di roma Julia that I had to turn into a short sleeve version, because of this reason. You see, I’m learning too!

The Julia sweater sewing pattern by Compagnie for kids, teens and adults.

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