I’m pleased to be joining the Love Notions Sloane Sweater Tour today! When I first signed up for this tour, I knew I wanted to make myself a Ladies Sloane Sweater (see my previous Plaid Yoke version here) in black so I immediately ordered this black rayon bamboo french terry. This is the same fabric I used for Lucy’s Pink Origami Sweatshirt and I really love it! I also used a faux-leather from JoAnn’s for the yoke.
I decided to do a bit of a hack to the pattern and make a tunic length Sloane with a pleat in the back for extra fullness.
To accomplish this hack, I made the following changes to the pattern:
(1) I straightened the line between the yoke and bottom back, by making it a 90 degree angle from the fold line. The pattern has the yoke angling down from the center.
(2) I cut the bottom back piece in from the fold 2.5″ (so I added 5″ total in the center back), then I sewed down a couple inches at the line 2.5″ in from the fold to create the pleat. I ironed the pleat down and basted it across the top before sewing the bottom to the yoke as directed by the pattern
(3) I lengthened the front/back pieces by 3.5″ to achieve the tunic-length.
(4) I straigtened out the front hem to give it more of a high-low hem than a shirt-tail hem. I thought this would enhance the drama in the back.
That’s it…just super simple little modifications!
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