Hi there! My latest post for Minerva Crafts is live on their site today and it’s all about a pair of jumpers I made for my daughters.
I used a pattern by Made, the Everyday Sweatshirt and combined it with some gorgeous fleece backed sweatshirting from Minerva. The crowning glory was the pair of Stoff & Stil patches I brought back with me from my trip to Munich in October.
You can read my thoughts in more detail in my Minerva post; in general, I loved the fabric and the pattern was pretty good. I love the way it is unisex and gives you loads of options with different sleeves and body shapes, plus coordinating pockets for all.
I would say though that I think the sizing is off; I graded between sizes for both girls based between their chest and height. However, the jumpers are still quite short in the body and arm. They just fit now but I don’t think they have much life in them 😢. Something to bear in mind; size up!
Head over to Minerva now for all the details!
Measurements; Beth (aged 8) height 137cm, chest 26″
Katie (ages 6) height 122cm, chest 22″
Sizes: Beth hit the pattern at age 7 for her chest and age 10 for her height; I graded between an 8 and a 10
Katie hit the pattern at age 3(!!!) for her chest and age 6 for her height; I graded between a 5 and a 6 for her
Fabric grey fleece backed sweatshirting from Minerva Crafts
Make again? It’s a good useful little pattern but I will definitely add more length to both the body and the arms in future.