It's a Beautiful Day in the Tabor-hood
Lately I've been hankering for cozy clothes in my wardrobe. I want to go out into the world looking put together, but at the same time working on maximum comfort. The kind of clothes you don't need to trade for pajamas when you get home at the end of the day.
Patterns: Tabor V-Neck by Sew House Seven
Materials: Loop Terry Matching Rib in Navy Heather
When I touched this rib-knit I knew it was going to help me achieve my cozy closet dreams. The weight is more like a sweatshirt knit, but the rib construction of the fabric gives it both more structure and drape. It has mini stripes on both sides, and the stripes are darker on one side and lighter on the other. The fabric is reversible and you can choose to use either side, or a combination of both sides.
Rib knits are fantastic for cuffs and collars, stretching to fit really nicely, which was wonderful for attaching the Tabor's v-neck smoothly without puckers or cinching.
I was worried about issues with bulk at the neckline, especially at the "v", where there would be five(!) layers of fabric in the seams. After sewing the neckband, I finished the seam allowance and found that it wasn't as neat as I'd like. I went back, trimmed down and finished the seam allowance to about 1/4". Removing the bulk of the seam allowance did the trick, and now the neckline looks great!
The Tabor uses one of my favorite hems for knits--a mitered hem with side vents. I first experienced this hem when making Sew House Seven's Toaster Sweater. It's a fun to sew hem and takes your cozy knit garment straight to classy-town.
I've already worn my Tabor Sweater multiple times a week since I finished it. It's definitely going to be in high rotation this fall and winter!