by HEIDI EMMETT
I am so excited to introduce my newest pattern to all of you! I KNEW I had another “Hit” with this pattern when a total of 24 women (all sizes, shapes, heights) tried it on and LOVED it! Please visit my Etsy shop: DesignsbyHeidiEmmett or contact me (email above).
O.K., this is the back of the pattern and I have tried so many times to get the whole thing in the framing. Grrr…so I will type what was cut off at the top. Here goes:
Sizes 8-3X (bust 32 1/2″ – 44″) The inside directions discuss options for petite sized.
*Kantha Cloth-Two layers of fabric hand stitched together with rows and rows of larger running stitches. The top layer is often pieced first and a solid single piece is used for the back. Kantha is usually sold as 100% cotton for both layers, or, silk for the top layer and cotton for the bottom layer. Kantha pieces are purchased as a throw (50″ x 70″) up to a king size coverlet. Many larger stores sell Kantha pieces online as do Etsy shops.
Outstretched arms show the loose-fitting pullover/jacket. There are only 4 pieces to this pattern. A front, back, pocket, and collar. What could be easier!
Using Kantha cloth for garments is super popular right now and I created this pattern with the idea of using Kantha cloth.
I digress for a minute. Meet the original Cozy. I bought this sweater a few years ago. It has been my absolute “go to, COZY” piece of clothing for cool to cold early mornings and evenings. How can I duplicate this look and take it from a knit to a woven? I made a few proto types before I was happy with the end result.
A close up of the back of COZY. The pretty turquoise pieces are silk. The back is 100% cotton. There is row after row of larger running stitches to hold the two pieces together. Kantha cloth NEVER has batting in it, which results in a beautifully draped garment. All my Kantha’s (oh dear, now you know that I have a few) are from a company in India that gives women living wages to make these. I like that a lot.
Of course, when I am able, for my pattern covers, I like pictures taken at Zephyr Point, Lake Tahoe. These were taken at 7:15a.m. with PERFECT weather and great spots to shoot photos from.
After all the pictures were taken I discovered that a sewing group, The Haute Couture Société’ from Stockton, CA was having their annual retreat at Zephyr. How fortuitous. I knew this group. A few years past I had given a trunk show and workshop for them. O.K., Heidi, this will be the true test for your COZY pattern. Armed with a notepad, pen, and the red and turquoise COZY’S, I walked down to Echo Peak(a large conference room). For 1 1/2 hours I had THE BEST TIME! Thank you, thank you again, ladies. I sat in a chair and took copious notes (all the notes helped me finalize the pattern and ways to make it fit so many sizes with simple fixes), as one after the other tried it on(21 total in this group).
Liz was one of the group I met with. She looks mighty fine in COZY. The cropped jeans are perfect as are the sandals. I want a pair of those (Liz said they are Sorel’s “Kinetic”).
A close up of the red COZY. Again, 100% silk on the front and 100% cotton on the back.
Some more Kantha pieces ready for whatever. Each of these are 50″ x 70″.
The collar is fairly deep so you have something to play with. Add a pin to hold it in place or let it hang longer with the lining showing or not. Or bunch it up a bit and tuck it in the front neckline, for a more cozy feel. The unique part about this collar is that it is only attached in the back and partially to the front neckline.
Or, you could pull it up and over your head for a little hoody look.
The longer portion of the collar drapes in front with the center front showing through the collar. Remember, it is only attached in the back neckline area and a bit to the front.
I am so excited to be able to present this, my latest pattern from my Art To Wear line of sewing patterns. I just know it will be a favorite pattern for you too. Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs and blessings, Heidi
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