I sewed my dad a cozy Finlayson Sweater for his birthday last week!
The decorative facing at the neckline is a scrap of bamboo and cotton stretch jersey, also from our shop! I added charcoal grosgrain along the neckline seam allowance as the Finlayson Sweater directions instruct you to do.
Even with these details, this sweater only took me 1 3/4 hours to sew, including the time taken to cut out the fabric!
It makes such a great gift because the fit is very forgiving and it is so quick to sew…but it doesn’t look like a rushed gift at all. In fact, the Finlayson can be a very thoughtfully personalised since the neckline can be customised with fabric and ribbon choices that perfectly suit the recipient.
I decided to give this Finlayson purely as a gift with no strings attached – usually I ask him to model for me but I thought he could really use a break from that for once. 😛
In other news: I’ve added a number of new items to the sale section of our shop – you will find a variety of tools, fabrics and patterns at sale prices of up to 30% off! The Finlayson Sweater (both PDF and tissue) is one of those 30% off items! Enjoy!