Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweatshirt

Happy New Year from the Little Round House.  I’ve been doing quite a bit of sewing over the last few weeks but not much blogging – it’s been pretty cold and damp around these parts so taking photos outside hasn’t seemed very appealing.

In the winter I pretty much live in sweatshirts and so when I saw this pattern come out I immediately wanted it.I’m already a big fan of Megan Nielsen patterns and the Jarrah sweatshirt looked so cosy plus with 4 style options I snapped it up as soon as it was available.This is version A but with the version D funnel neck (turtle neck/polo neck?? … I’m never entirely sure about the naming of this type of neckline)I’m a UK size 8-10 and so I cut the size 2 which fit perfectly. I probably should have shortened the arms by an inch but it feels so comforting to have sleeves that you can pull over your fingers in the winter.As always with this pattern company the instructions were perfect and it went together very quickly and easily.The fabric is from Fabric HQ and they still have some here. It’s gorgeous to wear, really warm and soft and fleecy inside.

I’ll definitely be trying the other versions, I love the look of the tie waist.

 

Megan Nielsen Flint Shorts

The heatwave continues and I found myself severely lacking in the shorts department. With a Sunday bike ride planned I decided to see if I could whip up a pair this weekend. I’ve made the Flint pattern before as the long wide-leg trousers so I had the pattern pieces all cut out and knew that it fit.

My first pair were made last year in the old house from some gorgeous John Kaldor linen which I bought from Minerva Crafts.

These are the version with the tie waist and I was really pleased with the way they turned out, I’ve worn them lots.

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