I’m so excited to have you sewing along with us! Here’s how to join in the fun
1. Pick up a copy of the Pemberley Pullover or Piccadilly Pullover (or both!)
2. Check here on the blog everyday this week (see schedule below)
3. Join the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group: Participants are encouraged to post in-progress photos, ask for help and advice, etc. throughout the week
4. Upload your Finished Photo to the Pemberley & Piccadilly album for your chance to win a gift card!
5. Share your photos on Instagram with the hashtags #pemberleypullover or #piccaduillypullover and #peekaboopatternshop for your chance to win a gift card!
Sew Along Winners for $20 store credit to Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop will be chosen for both the Pemberley and Piccadilly for each category:
1. Fan Favorite on Facebook: Based on number of photo likes
2. Designer Fav on Facebook
3. Random Draw from Facebook and Instagram
That’s 8 chances to win!!!
Sew Along Schedule:
Monday: Choosing Your Size & Fabric
Tuesday: Steps 1-5 Pocket, Bodice and Sleeves
Wednesday: Steps 5-11 Bottom Binding
Thursday: Steps 12-14 Sleeve Cuffs (optional thumb hole modification)
Friday: Steps 15-21 Neck Band Options
Saturday-Sunday: Sewing/Catch-Up Days
Monday: Winners announced and a few features shared
Let’s get started!
Choosing Your Size:
The Pullover patterns are sized as a sweatshirt with room to layer.If you are using a lighter weight fabric, it is recommended going down 1 size. If using a lightweight knit and plan to wear the pullover as a fitted shirt instead of an outer layer, it is recommended going down 2 sizes.
Choosing Your Options:
Both of the patterns include a few options that you can choose from. There is an option for a front pocket. Also a regular neck band or a funnel neck. I choose no pocket and the regular neck band. My daughter hates anything that might go around her neck. I wanted to make matching tops for us, so I opted to do the same for both.
I am also going to be showing you a modification I made to add thumb holes (or thumb pockets as my daughter calls them!). If this is something you are thinking you would like on your top, I would recommend doubling the length of your cuff. For example, I cut a medium top out, my cuff lengths should have been 6.5 x 8.75. Instead I cut them 13 x 8.75.
Choosing Your Fabric:
The pullovers are designed to use fabric with at least 25% stretch to it. Fabrics like sweatshirt fleece, french terry, velour, fleece, etc. For mine I choose to use french terry. I wanted tops that we could wear in the winter, but when layered underneath heavy coats we wouldn’t roast!
Come back tomorrow for some tips on attaching your sleeves to the main bodice!