Fearless Cut ‘n Sew

Fearless Cut ‘n Sew

fearless_cut_n_sewDo you remember the first time you cut into something you knit?  That moment of panic?

Watch as clothing designer Peggy Sagers of Silhouette patterns re-fashions a ready to wear sweater with cut ‘n sew.

Not only does she chop off the sleeves of this expensive sweater, she adds french darts as well.  The before and after photos are amazing!

You will be inspired.

 

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      • Hi Mariah!
        Peggy is a sewing pattern designer. She used one of her basic patterns to re-fashion the ready-to-wear sweater. Not only is her line of sewing patterns terrific, she conducts and records sewing webinars that often discuss fit. Her common sense approach to fit can easily be applied to our knitting. Check it out at http://www.silhouettepatterns.com/

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  1. WOW! I caught myself gritting my teeth, grimacing, and trying to keep my mouth shut, through this. AWESOME! I’ve never seen cut & sew, where you didn’t stitch around the cut. Is it because the knit has been commercially processed, that it didn’t just totally unravel…my personal C&S nightmare? Thanks for sharing. I’m going shopping for “fabric”.

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  2. That was absolutely amazing!!! LOVE IT…..when I went on the website silhouette patterns…..where would I find the basic sweater pattern that Peggy used? I couldn’t find it on the website.
    Thank you so much for this tutorial very inspiring and exciting!!!
    Connie

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  3. Peggy is a great sewing pattern designer. The sweater fits her perfectly and looks so professional I’ve tried this but my back piece is always 2-3 inches longer because of the darts. How does she get rid of this? I always have to make the sweater shorter in the back. It would be great if it was not necessary
    Hanne

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    • Isn’t Peggy great? Because of the darts, you will always have to shorten the back. Bottom line . . . your back side seam should be the FINISHED length of the front side seam (after the dart is sewn)

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