Four days and counting....and I have one more family gift to make today. Almost there! Today I'd like to share Butterick 4347. I made this for my sister who is six feet tall. The pattern went together easily with just my serger and my coverstitch machine. I made one small error where the collar meets the side seam under the arm. As you can see from the pattern envelope there should be more room to turn the collar down, but in my version there is quite a bit less room. I think it will still be okay functionally however. I see I also didn't pay attention to which way the front crossed.
The fabric is a stretch, cotton, french terry from The Fabric Fairy in a heathered mauve color. They still have a heathered blue version, which I am thinking of getting for myself. I am very happy with the quality and I like how stretchy it is. Because the front is double layered and has a high neckline, this sweatshirt should be toasty warm. With my sister being so tall, I lengthened the torso by 2" and also lengthened the sleeves by the same. I also gave her a little more room in the armscye by only taking up a 1/4" shoulder seam allowance. That meant I also had to add some length to the collar. I will see how my adjustments worked when she reports back to me :) Hope everyone is staying healthy, happy, and excited for December 25th!
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