celestial pullover November 15 2013, 1 Comment

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I've always loved turtle and cowl neck sweaters.  I love the feeling of warmth it brings when it covers just a little more skin during the chilly months. It also allows me to leave the scarves at home because  I always seem to leave them places.  What I don't like is the feeling of being strangled or the shirt itself being too tight because I like to wear layers.  When I designed this pullover I wanted it to be stylish, comfortable and have room to add layers if needed.   The girls in sewing class insisted that I add pockets too, so of course I did!

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For the cover shot I choose a soft knit from Italy that I picked up at Mill End Fabric (Portland, Oregon).  It has this amazing "quilted" look and I hope if I can go back next week it's still there and I can buy the bolt.  The knit itself is about 1/2" in thickness with at least 20% stretch.  I would say it feels like a light sweatshirt weight.  I used a gorgeous hot pink woven fabric for the pockets (Bijoux by Bari J) for a little touch of color peeking out from the pocket seam.  I prefer to use woven fabric for the pockets with this pullover because it is a stable fabric that won't droop down past the front hemline.  The high low hem adds a touch of contemporary that is tween approved.  Um, yes I just said tween!  Within the next week and half this pattern will also be available in sizes Xs (10) - Xl (16) which means some of you ladies that wear petite sizes will get to make one for yourself too! Click the size chart below to see if you make the measurement chart!  Smaller sizes will be available this Sunday!!

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Other fabric options you can use for this pattern are Sweater Knits, Jersey Knits, Sweatshirt & Knit Blends with at least 20% stretch.  For the instruction photos I chose a yummy sweater knit I also found at Mill End Fabrics.

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This will be the perfect throw on and go for your child or teen running out the door to school in a pair of Seraphic Knit pants or jeans but also stylish enough to pair with the Celestial Maxi skirt for a party on Friday night!  I can't wait to see what fabric you'll choose when making yours!

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