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The Julia sweater: pattern tour by you day 3

By Wednesday,23 April,2014Blog, Julia sweater, Pattern tour


Today it’s Sarah (aka Khadetjes) turn to show her Julia creation! I can’t say sweater, because Sarah turned my pattern into a A-line dress with 3/4 sleeves! What a lovely result. Totally different from my circular skirt test, that I eventually didn’t include in the pattern… Sarah is one on my new testers and although she thinks that’s she’s the most difficult tester in the world, she’s only just being extremely helpful!


I suppose I’m a tester from hell… I like to make every possible mistake – but hey, I only do that for you guys ;) – and the minute I see one of Marte’s beautifull patterns, my thoughts go in a million different directions. In the testpattern for the Julia sweater, there was an option for a dress. Having a little girl, I like to make dresses – and she likes wearing them, so that’s a win win. But I didn’t like the circular skirt option

Pattern tour Julia day 3 5

So I made a dress for the little princess… The original front & back of the sweater are extended to an a-line dress. As everybody knows, princesses love to collect treasures, so the dress contains a tunnel pocket. And then the ‘problems’ started, I didn’t succeed in keeping my thought together and went all the way: not only a dress with tunnel pocket but I wanted a faux placket – remember the little sentence “you can’t combine this and that”, well I guess I didn’t read that one ;). I drew the sleeves with the placket and made them a lot shorter this time. A small effort and a fun dress for my little Khadetje, life can be beautiful!

Pattern tour Julia day 3 1
Pattern tour Julia day 3 3

Marte, thank you for having me and for your great patterns!


Since Sarah became a tester, I think we’ve emailed each other several times a day! Together with about 20 other bloggers, we’ll be going on a sewing weekend in a couple of days. I’m  glad to get the chance to meet her in real life! I don’t know whether I will be sewing a lot to be honest: I guess I will prefer to talk with everyone in stead… So exciting!


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