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A Toaster Sweater for Engagement Photos

Okay, I’ll try to spare you the blabbering rant about how long it’s been… let’s just hope I remember what I’m doing here. Or who I am. It’s hard to know after you’ve been sucked into the abyss of wedding everything for so long. We’ve been back from the honeymoon for a couple of weeks now and I feel like I’m finally settling back in. I finally got to clear off the kitchen table this past weekend, so that was pretty amazing.

I’ll get into all of the wedding DIY hoopla soon, but for now I’ll start off with a catch-up post from January :) The only non-wedding thing I made this year before jumping into the deep end…


Yes, it’s the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater 2! Made to go along with January’s Project #SewMyStyle.


I was undecided about the neckline at first (I’m not usually a fan of high necklines & turtlenecks), but so many cute versions were popping up on IG, I figured I had to try it out! There’s probably not much I can say that hasn’t already been said about this pattern, but can I just say how perfect the mitered corners on the side seams are. And the neckline is great. Not too high but enough to give visual interest.


The fabric is this Telio Topaz Hatchi Knit from… it was very soft and easy to work with and has held up very well through multiple washes so far. Which brings me to a question – what is a hatchi knit? And is it the same as a hacci knit? I can’t seem to find a clear definition/comparison of these two. They seem to be different spellings of the same thing, but I’m really not sure.


We grabbed my sweater pictures after getting our engagement photos done in SF with the wonderful and incredibly talented Brooke Beasley :) A few of my favorites are below. Needless to say, I can’t wait to get our wedding photos back…






There were a ton of people walking with their dogs on the trail while we were there, and this sweet ol’ guy came to visit during our photos. Such a cutie!

Anyway, if you haven’t made a Toaster Sweater yet, I’d absolutely recommend it! But definitely wait until after Summer. ;) If your weather is anything like ours right now, phew… I can’t even imagine putting on a sweater.  Unless you’re on the flip side of the world… then by all means, have at it!

Until next time,


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  1. Pingback: Last Year’s Makes | Life by Ky

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