Sloppy Joe …Posted: May 25, 2014
Style Arc Sunny.
This is a soft, cosy, drop-shouldered jumper for layering over a t-shirt and leggings on those days when
I can’t be bothered to get dressed I’m relaxing at home . My Gran would have called it (and me) a ‘Sloppy Joe’, hence the title of the post 🙂
The fabric is supposedly French Terry, which I bought online from Girl Charlee in the USA. It’s not as substantial as I hoped, but I loved the colours. It’s a loose knit cotton, with subtle pastel variegation on a lemon yellow background. It’s stretchy, but not very stretchy. I was hoping for something a bit more ‘sweatshirt’ weight, but this is really quite light, and I can see no evidence of the promised ‘low terry pile’ Girl Charlee promised.
Never mind. It went together incredibly quickly, there are only a few pattern pieces. The shape is ‘cocoon’, which means it’s pegged slightly from the hips downwards. I cover stitched the neckband, cuffs and hem. The sleeves are a bit too close fitting from the elbows downwards, I’d alter these slightly next time, and also would put banded cuffs on instead of just turning up a hem.
Still, two garments made in two days. I’m on a roll!