The Astoria sweater from Seamwork patterns is a staple in the indie sewing world. I think everybody has one of these cropped sweaters! This was the first knit item I ever cut out, but it took me more than a year to pluck up the courage to sew it up. I even used my overlocker to do it!
There are loads of mistakes, but the end result was a wearable garment and a lot of valuable learning experiences for future makes.
It’s made in a super stretchy viscose jersey. It made the neckline a little challenging but I managed to do it ok. There are a few issues with the overlocking, but they’re at the back and I have long hair so that’s ok.
I intend to make another, and might consider lemgthening it. Because the top is cropped it’s best worn with high waisted items, which I thankfully have quite a lot of. A lengthened version though might be more versatile.