So Soft, so Warm.. Everyone Needs One of These in Their Life!!

Carol Bentley
by Carol Bentley
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3 Hours

I made this Talvikki sweater, from the softest loop back French Terry and its so comfy!!

The fabric is ridiculously soft and drapey, so warm, cosy and just delicious!!

Robert Kaufman Loop Back French Terry Stretch Knit Fabric | 1263094 | Minerva

I quickly got the pattern pieces cut out, there weren't many as you can see, just a back, a front, two sleeves and the neck facing!

No tricky zips, buttonholes or fitting issues to slow me down today!!

Named Clothing Sewing Pattern Talvikki Sweater | 1186502 | Minerva

I took extra care with the seam lines here on the neck darts, because I wanted them to be beautifully lined up and equal in length at both sides.

But once they had been pinned into place I sewed them up and then overlocked the shoulder seams!

Here you can see I've got the neck facing piece attached, and we're not far off the finish line!!

I stitched the sleeves on and then quickly stitched down the side seams and hem. I really love to use these Clover wonder clips, so useful!

I just love the neckline darts!!

Voila, all finished!! I styled my new Talvikki top two ways to demonstrate how versatile it is, here I've got some black Capri and a statement necklace, so comfy but also very stylish I think!!

Anyone for a shopping trip??

Or what about this version, skinny jeans and my favourite Bloomingdales shopping bag!??

I hope you love my new make, I'm so thrilled with it!!

Suggested materials:
  • Loop backed French Terry   (
  • Talvikki Sweater pattern   (Named Clothing)
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