The Adrianne Sweater

The Adrianne Sweater by has been out a short while so I know you have seen it around. With a size range from 00 to 36 everyone in the sewing community is wearing it. A lot of pattern companies take care of the misses sizes, but few cover the plus sizes. I feel like DIBY has the curvy population figured out and they are making us look even more fantastic!Adrianne, DIBY

This top comes with several options including 4 sleeve lengths, boat, scoop and cowl neck options. I choose to make the elbow length sleeve with the cowl neck which I love!

Adrianne, DIBY

I made the size 30, but lengthened the pattern by 4 inches so I could wear it over leggings, feel comfortable and be work appropriate.  It was easy to increase the length by splitting the pattern just above the highest points of the side bands. The pattern gives you directions for lengthening the bands to fit new size. The bands were much easier to install since the pattern comes with a step by step video on them! Thank you, Jessica!

Adrianne, DIBY

Side detailing is great! I haven’t seen it elsewhere which helps me love it. FYI this piece is cut on grain and in my size I needed more than one yard to do it! Plan ahead! It kinda messed up my plan for the amazingly soft, mustard colored, double brushed poly fabric I had planned to use, but had only ordered one yard of it. Mentally kicking myself over only buying one yard.

Fear not, you will see it soon. I used it today on another shirt using the leftovers from this one. Kinda like a two for one deal! I love a good bargin!

Adrianne, DIBY

Fabric Details-

Main fabric is “Dreamscape” in yellow. It is Poly Rayon Spandex blend from Sly Fox Fabric. I found it in the sale section! Bargin times Deux!

The Dark Gray is a heavy knit from Joann’s.

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If you are ready to add this one to your closet, here is the link to The Adrianne Sweater. Check out the other great DIBY patterns. I wrote about The Nora here. Be on the look out because in the next few days, I will be posting pictures from my Nora 2.0. 🙂

Adrianne, DIBY

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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

7 thoughts on “The Adrianne Sweater”

  1. The pics do not do this justice! I loved this shirt. I’m a sucker for a cowl neck. The side detail was a cute bonus. You looked fab!


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