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DIBY Club Adrianne sweater

The second time I used a DIBY Club pattern was just as successful as the first.  This time I gave the Adrianne sweater a try.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

This is a very interesting pattern, in that the curved hemline is finished with wide bands that overlap at the sides. There are quite a few layers there at the intersection and overlap.  I took it slowly and followed the instructions, and it sewed up without any incident.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

There is also a video tutorial for attaching the bands if you need it; the written instructions and diagrams worked successfully for me.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

The fabric is a soft, medium weight wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics; it’s what I consider to be the ‘perfect’ green with a beautiful marle effect. They had a few colours available at the time, but they all sold out very quickly. I wish I had bought more, in different colours – it’s a lovely fabric both to sew and to wear.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

From the DIBY Club website: The Adrianne Open Side Slouchy Sweater PDF sewing pattern was designed to be incredibly comfortable, stylish and quick to sew. Its open side banded hem gives a fun and interesting twist on a slouchy favorite. PATTERN OPTIONS:

  • Necklines: Cowl Neck // Crew Neck // Boat neck with Facing
  • Sleeve Lengths: Short // Elbow // Three Quarter // Long

Adrianne open side slouchy sweater

The pattern comes in sizes 00 to 36, and the instructions have plenty of information on how to blend between sizes and how to made alterations to better fit your shape and measurements.  I guess that I sewed size 12, but would need to pull out the pattern pieces to check.  My sweater is the version with a faced boat neck and long sleeves.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

The faced boat neck gives it stability and a nice topstitched detail. I often find boat necklines a little too wide, but this one sits really nicely. The sleeves are finished with cuffs, which is a preferred option for me at the moment. The shaped centre back seam gives some nice contour so that the sweater isn’t baggy overall.  Construction was shared between the sewing machine and the overlocker.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

I’m quite keen to sew this pattern again, but am still dithering about which version and which stash fabric. I’d quite like to try a shorter sleeve in a lighter weight fabric for warmer weather, although that’s a long way away at the moment.

DIBY Club Adrianne Sweater in wool blend knit from Super Cheap Fabrics

This is definitely one of my favourite recent garments.

7 thoughts on “DIBY Club Adrianne sweater

  1. Omg! I was just looking at this pattern yesterday! I went back and forth, trying to decide if I wanted it…it is just different enough from every other top pattern because of that hemline. I was also concerned about the bulk at the sides, so glad you noted they aren’t a problem. I love this on you. I may make mine on the fold in the back, I prefer the baggy look. I love how you describe your sewing process with patterns. So helpful!

  2. I love that hemline! I have seen similar tops in rtw. I often find the sewing world doesn’t really mimic rtw which I find a shame because this is often where a lot of my inspiration comes from. I might have to bookmark this pattern!

  3. You are on a winner with this one Lara. Of course the colour looks amazing on you, really sharp fit and that faced boat neck is perfection. 👍👌

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