As part of the Striped Swallow Designs Promo Team I have the opportunity to sew up a SSD pattern a handful of times a year. It’s such a great push for me to sew up all those pretty designs I’ve been crushing on. This round I finally sewed up a Starry Night Sweater for myself. I’ve made one for my girly and we both absolutely adored it so it’s about time I got one of my own. I now need one using the little sleeve hack I did on hers too!
For my version I used a super soft grey hacci sweater knit from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I worried that it’d be too boring but I also know that I pull out ‘boring’ looks more often than the flashy prints I fall in love with. This simple grey sweater will go with everything and looks great with jeans or even a cute skirt for church. Versatile pieces are treasures to me!
The Starry Night is a drop shoulder with a gathered bishop sleeve. This look is EVERYWHERE right now and I’m so on board that train. I love a full sleeve with a gathered wrist (that cinched in wrist makes it so practical). These sleeves are gathered just at the center top making them just the right fullness.
The pattern includes both hemmed and banded bottom options as well as a top and dress length. I did the banded bottom and love that the band doesn’t cinch in keeping the relaxed silhouette. It works so well for my habitual front half-tuck!
Taking blog photos when it’s 40 degrees is totally a first world problem but I’ve got to give huge props to my cute eleven-year-old photographer for braving the chilly air with me. I love scrolling through all the pics for the ones where my nose is the least red and my chin doesn’t look like it’s quivering! This pic is the clenched teeth, trying to look as natural as possible despite freezing our boots off look 😉
Make sure you check out Striped Swallow Designs! I love their boho-vibe and the patterns are so easy to follow. If you’re looking for unique, on-trend pieces for you or your little girls, SSD is the place to be!