I know I constantly obsess over the CLUB collection from Raspberry Creek, but today I’m loving some of their regular retail yardage: sweater knit! What’s not to love about buffalo plaid?! This hacci sweater knit is the softest fabric ever.
I sewed up the Made for Mermaids Women’s Nina because I knew it would fit wonderfully both now and in roughly 4 weeks (!) when baby decides to make his appearance.
I did add 1″ in length due to my height, which I always do when making this pattern. But no modifications needed to accommodate the bump. 🙂 Clearly it will be a little longer in the front and I can wear it without leggings if I wanted to, later on.
I did, however, go with a small nursing mod; I added invisible zippers into the raglan sleeve seams. Commonly, I see people do this where the zipper pulls end up at the top, all of the way through the neckband. I find this look annoying, since it is very visible. So I put the pulls in the armpits and kept the neckband intact. I didn’t quite think this through and it is probably a little less functional than the version that cuts through the neckband. However, it does get the job done and exposes less than just pulling the neckband down…so we’ll see how it goes. I went through the (VERY frustrating) effort so I sure hope I use it! Haha.
Of course, I couldn’t resist making a matching outfit for the little guy…moms and boys can match too! I used the Made by Jack’s Mum Harem Pants pattern and P4P Teeny Beanie. I added vinyl to the ready-to-wear onesie because #thirdtrimester. But seriously, does it get cuter than this??!
I’ll be back with more adorable things soon. 🙂
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Fabric: Red and Black Buffalo Plaid – Raspberry Creek Fabrics | Patterns: Women’s Nina – M4M, Harem Pants – Made by Jack’s Mum
2 thoughts on “Raspberry Creek Sweater Knit”
Lovely! I need to remember that. Going without dresses was one of the great trials of nursing for me ;-).
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Haha yes! That’s what I’m trying to avoid!