One of the reasons why Clare wanted a simple, fitted long-sleeved tee was so that she’d have something to wear under her new jumper – the Figgy’s Celestial Pullover.
Clare chose the acrylic jumper knit when we were in at Darn Cheap Fabrics a week or two ago. The original plan was for her to sew it herself, after having a lesson on using the overlocker. In the end she chose to make yet more bracelets from rainbow loom bands, while I sewed it for her.
Like the other pieces I’ve sewn from the Figgy’s Heavenly Bundled Collection it was very fast to cut and construct. One pattern piece for the front, one for the back, one for the collar. Oh, there is also a pattern piece for side seam pockets, but Clare didn’t particularly want those, which made it even more speedy to sew. I’ve now sewn five of the seven patterns included in the Collection, so it’s been well worth purchasing.
Clare’s jumper is size 8/9, the largest size, with no alterations. Construction was all on the overlocker, with hems finished with a simple zig-zag on the machine. I like the longer back hem length, as does Clare.
I hope that this has kept her cosy during her week away on camp – she’ll be home in a couple of hours and I’m so looking forward to seeing her and hearing all about it! I collected Stella from her Grandparents’ house this morning, and it is wonderful to have her home too. Although my husband and I have had an enjoyable time eating out for dinner while the girls have been away (Lebanese one night, Thai the next, Moroccan the day after) the house has been terribly quiet without them. It’s been great to have them so well looked after while we worked the first week of school holidays, but it will be even better for me to have next week off to spend some time with my girls.