Hello, dear readers, and a belated Happy New Year to you all!
I am back from a break from blogging AND sewing. We went on a family adventure in November to reconnect as a family, and then straight into the Christmas rush, and Christmas travels. While we had a blast, it is nice to settle back into a routine again at home, school, and with my sewing! I have big sewing plans for this spring and I hope to share them with you over the next several weeks.
I love living in the Upper Midwest, but when I returned from the West Coast, the cold weather was finally upon us again. So, I went in search of a snuggly long sleeve shirt pattern that would fit my daughter’s body as well as her personality.
I just happened to see the tester call from Sofilantjes and was lucky enough to be chosen to test the size 8 based on my daughter’s chest measurement.
Little Miss is tall and slender, so I added 2″ to the sleeves, 2″ to the pockets, and all the body pieces. The tutorial also includes full instructions for blending sizes for length and width.
I sewed up the full version A which includes a princess bodice, overlapping side pockets, button tabs, a detachable cowl, and long sleeves. The pattern also includes View B with a straight bodice and no pockets. The princess seams and pockets are great for showcasing the knit scraps in your stash that you can’t bear to part with! There are also short and 3/4 sleeves in the pattern.
The fit (based on chest measurement) was perfect for my daughter, but if you want to check fit, you can sew up a simple variation quickly. You can mix and match all the features of this pattern and get a variety of unique and fun looks. I already have my fabric picked out for my next one!
I made my cowl reversible, so it can be worn with either the black or the purple showing to create two separate looks. You can also create cowls in different colors and mix and match since it is detachable!
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