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I just made a polar fleece jumper in time for the monster El Nino weather effect that is going to affect eastern Australia ! When I started this the weather was still cool but then bam all of a sudden we had a mini heat wave . Mum gave me the polar fleece and said it could make a blanket . No way Jose ! I only have two fleecy type tops both of which are ancient .
I used ( a rather tatty ) Kwik Sew 3121 . I really like the shawl collared option .
I used Size M which is very roomy but I like these jumpers on the larger size so I can easily wear a shirt and woolly vest underneath . There is no shaping to the body although the envelope gives that impression.
The instructions for the shawl collar are excellent and there are separate pattern pieces for the under and top collar. Because the polar fleece is so thick I used some leftover black ponte for the undercollar .However my polar fleece is navy so I under stitched and top stitched the collar pieces to minimize any peekaboo black sticking out .
Luckily our mini heat wave was only mini and typically the temperatures plummeted and I was quick to wear my new top while I could . My husband commented that the top is very soft and it is indeed very cozy to wear. I would highly recommend this pattern for a casual
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Happy Sewing .