The Nora

The Nora Sweater is AaMaaZing! DIBY.com has done it again! This was my first test from them though I have bought several of their patterns.20171209_125305.jpg

Curvy gals like me sometimes struggle to find nicely fitting sweater patterns. You know, please cover my boobs, my butt, and I don’t want to wear a potato sack. I think this one has me covered, literally. Nora was ready to sew without adjustments. Just tape the pattern up and get to sewing.

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I used a size 30 bodice graded to a 28 at the waist. It comes with loads of options. I made the banded hem but it also comes with a split side option which gives it a completely different look. Also the center back seam allows for everything to be brought in a bit for extra shape. 🙂 Who doesn’t love that?20171209_125331.jpg

You can also choose between short, elbow and longer sleeves. I chose the elbow length with cuffs which come to a perfect length on me. I like the banded style because it is easier than hemming. J Neckline options are scoop and crew neck plus a drawstring funnel neck which I have to admit I am kinda in love with. I am making it on my next one. The fabric is in the washer now. Shhh Don’t tell my Christmas projects.20171209_125141.jpg

This one ranges in size 00 to Plus size 36, so a lot of lucky girls will fit in this beauty.  If you have never sewn a DIBY pattern before, I highly suggest them because their patterns include enough details and information that it feels like taking a sewing class. I am also wearing my Nora while modeling my new glasses. I am channeling my inner Penelope Garcia. When I grow up I want to be her. 🙂

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I have been hoarding this fabric for months. I loved the colors and the print. It feels like a sweater on the outside but like a sweatshirt inside. It really is a win-win in my book!

Get your copy of The Nora Sweater here. #Afflink

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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