All right, enough excuses! I recently came across a beautiful cream colored sweater in a fashion magazine. I immediately knew I had to have it (or something similar). It was actually knit, but I don't have the patience for that these days, so I turned to fabric. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to find a wool blend (washable, yay!) at my local fabric store that has the appearance of a sweater knit. The other wonderful thing about this fabric is that the edges do not need finishing, as the fabric doesn’t ravel. I did serge around all of the edges for a more finished look.
I didn’t really use a pattern for this and I totally freehanded the collar. I’m extremely pleased with it, as it came out almost exactly as I had anticipated!
Not so fond of the side view here. I didn't realize that if I put my hands in the side pockets, I look as if I'm sporting a baby bump, which is not the case.