Stripes all the way

Another new sweater for myself. My wardrobe is growing this year, which is great! And these 2 sweater are going to be favourites! I wore both of them last week and they are perfect for our fall weather. Meet the Miss Birch Sweater from Sofiona Designs.

The Miss Birch sweater is a colour blocked “batwing” raglan sweater with the option of stripes, horizontal and vertical stripes. I tried the vertical stripes in the green sweater and they give a nice extra detail. The black and grey sweater is made in brushed French Terry and is nice and cozy. The green sweater is in regular French Terry. In both sweaters I used the regular round neckline, while there is also an off the shoulder option. In both sweaters I chose the hip length (the longest). There is also a waist length and different ways of finishing the hem.

For the second one (or actually the first one I sewed) I wanted to try to create long sleeves. Since I will be wearing long sleeves from now one (with fall weather). In order to create long sleeves I just lengthened the sleeve cuffs of the pattern until the desired length. I used French Terry fabric just like the rest of the sweater. Test the tightness of the cuff before attaching to make sure they do not get too big.

Fabric: the black brushed French Terry comes from Nooteboom Textiles, the grey was a leftover from a sewing weekend. The green fabric is Dharuk from About Blue fabrics. The grey French Terry was a leftover from this skirt.
Pattern: Miss Birch Sweater from Sofiona Designs
Sizing: 0 – 20 (there is also a girl’s Birch sweater)
Options: waist or hip length, cuffed or elastic hem, horizontal, vertical or no stripes.
Difficulty: Beginner

Items in 2021: 66
# Fabric this post: 0 in – 4 out (Total fabric in 2021: bought 65 new fabric – used 89 fabric – 51 scrap pieces – 4 gifted fabric) – in total 65 in 89 out
# Patterns in 2021: 7 in – 7 out

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