…designs with whimsy
…designs with whimsy

Alabama Sweater, maroon

I’ve been wanting to re-make an Alabama Sweater. My first attempt a month ago did nothing for me by way of fabric quality and overall design. See it here. With an upcoming trip to see family in Europe, I thought this was the perfect opportunity for me pre-cut fabric pieces needed for this project and bring with me. You know: crafting on the go!

Pattern Name/No., SourceAlabama sweater, Alabama Chanin
Fabricburgundy 100% cotton jersey (ultralight)
Custom Notestunic length, cretan stitch at neckline, outside felled seams – to one side with straight stitch

I really enjoyed having a project (okay, I actually took two) to work on during a trip. Whenever there was a lull long enough, I’d set out my wares and start working. Our family overseas got a kick out of watching how “addicted” I was to sewing.

This was my first time using cretan stitch. It doesn’t feel natural for me to sew this stitch, but I like it nonetheless. The neckline did come out looking good overall, but I did have a tendency to pull just a little too tightly.