The Tabor Sweater is hands-down my favorite pattern at the moment. The grey waffle knit version I made at the end of 2018 has been the one thing I’ve reached for most frequently in my closet this season, and I hated when I had to put it in the wash. So instead of pouting all day while it was out of commission, I decided to make another!
This fabric wasn’t meant to be leggings when I picked it out. I had a really fun maxi dress in mind, maybe something with a cute wrap top and some fluttery sleeves. The tie dye print is so large and fun, I thought a maxi dress was really going to be the best way to showcase it! But when I received it, I couldn’t ever seem to commit to a pattern when I looked at it. I loved the idea of making some tie dye leggings, but I kept having this silly idea that the fabric was too pretty and too soft to be something as simple and usable as that! I held on to it longer than I planned, and finally January rolled around… And with it came the Activewear themed Sew My Style month, as well as the #SewFancyPants challenge. I took this lovely combination as a sign that this fabric was, in fact, meant to be a pair of fancy pants leggings, and finally went about cutting into it!
I will be honest, I’m not sure what I’m more in love with – this lush, squishy, perfectly charcoal grey waffle knit, or the Tabor V-Neck pattern. One thing is for sure, since I whipped this thing up, I haven’t wanted to wear anything else.
The Crimson Toaster Sweater 2 – probably my most worn make of 2017. I don’t imagine that I have a whole lot to say about the Toaster2 that hasn’t already been said, but I truly do love this garment. Check out my first – but certainly not last! – Toaster Sweater 2 this morning.