The Astoria Sweater : A simple cropped sweater to wear with high waisted skirts

Astoria sweater

I have had the Astoria sweater sewing pattern (Seamwork Magazine) for over a year in my stash but never got around to sewing it. I loved how it looked on the model, but could not see it on my size 20, six foot frame.

But after sewing the Seville Skirt, I knew that was just what I needed to make a cute winter outfit. I don’t know about you but I usually spend hours combing the internet for photos of others who made a pattern. I look for similar body types, and ways that they style the garment. Here were my inspirations.

Mahlicadesigns astoria sweater

vintage on seamwork sweater Astoria sweater

I don’t have a washing machine, cause I am currently renting a barn that was converted to an apartment. It’s too old to support such a new fangled device as a washing machine! Well, normally I wait till my bi-weekly laundromat run, but I just couldn’t wait to sew this up, so I begged my neighbor to let me use their machine. Pretty desperate right?

The pattern was easy and the only adjustment I made was to add 3 inches to the length. I sewed a size 2X. It’s still a crop top on me. Now, hopefully I can inspire someone else with my body type. Paying it forward y’all!

I think I can sew Astoria Sweater

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  1. Omg, count me inspired! I have given up on cropped sweaters because I am Not In My 20s Anymore, and also very long-waisted so a normal crop top exposes pretty much 2/3rds of my entire body, and also, I guess I just like it when my belly’s warm? But you make this look so chic, I’m tempted!

    1. Thanks! Just make sure you only wear it with high waisted bottoms and you should stay cozy.

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