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More repeats! Jalie 2918 and Thread Theory Finlayson sweater

June is birthday month for my family – Stella, me, then my husband.  Clare’s is in January.  I generally sew something for each family member when it’s their birthday.  I went with two old favourites for my husband this year.

Jalie 2918 in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

You guessed it – it’s good old Jalie 2918 again! This time I sewed a long sleeved version – it’s winter after all. I have this pattern traced on to non-fusible interfacing, which sticks a little to the fabric so doesn’t even need pinning on. Makes it super fast to cut out and to sew.

Jalie 2918 in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

The ‘nope’ fabric comes from Darn Cheap Fabrics, and if you think it looks familiar, that’s because I sewed him a short-sleeved version in the yellow colourway a few months ago (and used the leftovers of the yellow colourway to test out the True Bias Rio ringer tee pattern a few blog posts ago). It’s beautiful quality; medium weight, super soft and squishy, with just the right amount of elastane.

Jalie 2918 in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I don’t think that I’m ever going to be able to get him to pose in a relaxed and comfortable manner. The other garment I sewed is the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater. You can find previous versions here.

Thread Theory Finlayson sweater in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Once again the fabric comes from Darn Cheap Fabrics. It’s a printed stripe, traditional windcheater fabric in cotton/poly with a brushed fleecy back. I used black rib for the cuffs and bottom band rather than trying to sew them in the self fabric.

Thread Theory Finlayson sweater in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

It’s such a nice collar! I’ve sewn it often enough that I find it quite easy to attach, and the instructions are very clear.

Thread Theory Finlayson sweater in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Back view photos are always interesting, because they reveal a lot about posture! In this case you can also check out the stripe matching down the sleeve seamline. The other seamlines are matched too! The key to straightforward stripe matching is the cutting out – cut out in a single layer if possible, and match key points across pattern pieces (like the armhole seamline).

Thread Theory Finlayson sweater in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Maybe he’s looking up at the sky wondering what the rest of 2020 will bring…..

One thought on “More repeats! Jalie 2918 and Thread Theory Finlayson sweater

  1. They both look great and his posing is pretty good in these pictures 🙂 Now I want to sew a cozy stripe sweatshirt (although not until November, it’s boiling here now!) that first fabric is very entertaining.

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