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Bunny’s Mini Jarrah sweater

In the run-up to the Curve lookbook photoshoot last year Bunny fell head over heels in love with one of the Jarrah Curve samples. She would intermittently walk into my workroom and visit it. It was just the cutest thing to see how much she loved it, turning it over in her hands and stroking the sleeve. How could I possibly resist making her a mini jarrah sweater that matched!

Thankfully I was just able to just squeeze out a Mini Jarrah from the leftover fabric. I honestly breathed a huge sigh of relief after figuring that out! There wasn’t any matching ribbing left as we only had just enough for the curve sample, so I turned to my favourite trick of using the wrong side of the fabric for the cuffs, hem band and neckband. I love how it turned out! And even better she loves how snuggly and soft they are with the loop side of the french terry facing outwards. Don’t you love a happy accident?

Even though she has almost grown out of this sweater now (these photos were actually taken a year ago while we were developing the pattern!) she still loves it and refuses to retire it. Her favourite combo is to go all-out pattern mixing and wear it with her feather Briar dress. Whenever I see my kids hold on so tight to something I made them it always makes sewing for them feel so worth it!

I can’t wait to make her more Mini Jarrahs this year when the weather cools down in Perth!

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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