The Marlo Sweater
Last week, I made the Marlo sweater from True Bias. I love the design of this sweater it has been in my to-do list for more than a year, I am so happy that I’ve finally made it!!!
I really enjoyed making this cardigan, the design is so trendy right now and the fabric is sooooo soft and comfortable to wear. This was my first time using a pattern from True bias and I actually really liked the pattern! It fits well, the instructions are clear and the result is awesome. In this pattern, you have two options, you can make the long version that has pockets or a short version like mine 🙂 This pattern is available in sizes 0-18 and 14-30.
Like I said, the fabric is so soft and comfortable, but it is a bit tricky to sew. The fabric is very thick and stretchy, I would not recommend this fabric if you are a beginner. I used a few tricks to sew this fabric, the first trick is to set your surjer for knit fabrics and remove a bit of tension on the foot of the machine. The second trick is to steam your seams with a cloth in between your iron and your project. This seems so simple but trust me it changed everything! The last trick that I have when sewing this fabric is to use Fabri-Solvy ; it is a type of interfacing that is often use for embroidery. What’s magic about this interfacing is that when you put it in water it disappears! So I just cut long strips of it and place it on my seam and sew normally. At the end of the project, I just washed the cardigan and the interfacing was gone.
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