Another I Am Patterns Zebre Sweater – My SewCam Make Finished!

Morning lovelies!

So, we’re nearly at Christmas… how did this even happen?! Life feels pretty darn hectic… and I know I’m not the only one to be feeling the pressure right now. So to keep myself sane, and fight the anxiety of those endless Christmas lists I have been mentally writing in my head, I decided to get myself into the sewing room. And like magic, it really helped lift my spirits and take my mind out of that anxious place. Go sewing! 

I had a half-made sweatshirt which I started making at SewCam earlier in December. So it was a really simple and quick make to get stuck into and feel that oh-so rewarding feeling of completing a make, without the time commitment. It did me wonders! 

So, on to the make itself! I decided on an I Am Patterns Zebre sweater. This is one I have made before (click here to see the blog post for this), and I need to tell you that I have absolutely lived in my first version. It’s kind of funny because I wasn’t 100% sure I would get the wear out of it before… not sure why – maybe because it is a little bit different…? But it has done me proud! I wear it for work and at home. It’s comfy, flattering – and I’ve had so many lovely complements on that pattern! So when I was frantically organising bits for SewCam, I thought a sweatshirt would be a nice quick, easy and simple make to take along. As predicted though, I did way too much chatting and didn’t actually get an awful lot of sewing done. So I finished the cuffs, neck band and waistband at home. 

And one of the really exciting things about this make is I finally cracked open the Atelier Brunette French Terry fabric I have been treasuring in my stash for so long! It’s called ‘Dazzle Night’. I’ve been too scared to cut it up for well over a year – I bought this from my local haberdashery, Backstitch

And because the fabric is really the star of the show with this make, I decided against putting buttons onto the shoulder. I couldn’t visualise any buttons looking particularly great with this – like they would be fighting the beautiful fabric pattern for attention, and I didn’t like that. So I went simple 🙂

The fabric was just utterly scrumptious to work with – and the inside is soft as butter. I used my overlocker to stitch it up, which worked perfectly. 

I did worry around the point of inserting the neckband that I’d overstretched it. Which to be fair, I think I had – but a good pressing seems to have fixed that. Thank goodness! Can you imagine if I stuffed up with this posh fabric?! 

And after this, I am happy to report that I have just worn this jumper for nearly an entire week when we went away to Center Parcs with Otis. I can’t rate this pattern highly enough. It has comfiness, style, it flatters the figure, is easy to wear… and I need to tell you that I love it!!

I’m hoping to blog just one more make before Christmas… so we’ll see how I get on with that… hopefully a bit of a festive one! 

I hope you’ve liked seeing this make though. In a way, I feel like it is kind of a chic Christmas jumper!

Pattern: I Am Patterns, I Am Zebre

Fabric: Atelier Brunette French Terry from Backstitch

Size made: 38

Adjustments made: Removed buttoned-up shoulder

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