Brrr! Baby, it’s cold outside so I’m keeping this post short and sweet! Did you see my post last month about the new girls’ Sloane sweater? This beautiful pattern was originally just in ladies’ sizing so I couldn’t leave my own closet bare when I saw how cute my daughter looked in hers! You can buy the Sloane bundle for both ladies’ and girls’ here.
For the blog tour, I opted to make something that is just my fit and style these days. I live in the upper Upper Midwest (like almost to Canada, yo). I sewed up View A with the optional yoke. I added 3″ to length both to account for the usual 2″ I add for my 5’10” height and also because I like my tops to run a little long to accommodate all the chasing and bending I do all day as a “go-everywhere-but-home” homeschool mom.
I wanted to add a bit of subtle detail to my Sloane, so I decided to add some embroidery to the yoke. Originally I wanted to do a full Mexican-inspired embroidered back yoke but ran into some challenges midway through the project. I ultimately decided to just add some light embroidery using only a backstitch to the shoulder yoke. I’m really glad I opted to do this instead of my original design because whether I wear my hair up or down, my hard work can be seen. I actually used a good old fashioned tea towel transfer for my design.
I styled my Sloane with my favorite Mossimo high-rise skinny jeans from Target and my Merrell Moto Boots. I used fabric from my first order from Stylish Fabric. This is a Denim French terry with very nice drape for my main and some scrap cotton lycra in my stash for the yoke. I chose cotton lycra for the yoke (it’s not recommended for the body of the Sloane) because I wanted it to have some stability for embroidery. I interfaced the shoulder section of my yoke, did my embroidery, and then lined my yoke by cutting another yoke piece to cover up the back side of my embroidery.
I hope this project and other projects on the Sloane Blog Tour inspire you to join us in making 1 Sloane or a dozen! Make sure you check out all the other makers!
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