Named Clothing Tavlikki Sweater

Tavlikki front

After seeing all of Anne’s wonderful sweatshirt posts the last few weeks, I thought I needed one.  I really liked her version of the Tavlikki sweater, and, although I don’t really do pattern downloads as a rule, I did download this one!  It was worth all the printing and taping, and I am in love with the neckline.

Tavlikki back

I took note of Anne’s comments about widening the neckline, but I must have a smallish brain, because I didn’t need to add anything to get this over my noggin.

For the first time in my entire sewing life, I successfully overlocked clear elastic into the shoulder seams.

Tavlikki elastic

Catch me while I faint, I told myself.  I cannot believe this worked so perfectly!

perfect elastic

The fabric is from EOS – a “luxury sweatshirt fabric” that is soft, cozy and sooooo nice to wear.  It was my first time sewing sweatshirt fabric, and it was a dream to work with.  The sweater itself came together within a couple of hours.  The hardest part was ensuring the starburst darts were perfect.  I stitched them with my regular machine using a stretch stitch.

I cut straight size, no FBA, but I did grade up a size through the hips.  The first time I wore this, DD’s 1 and 3 remarked on how they loved the starburst darts and split hemline.  Those are the selling points of the pattern, right?

pic collage

I must say, though, it’s a bit drafty through the waistline with those hemline slits, so I usually wear it with a cashmere camisole, especially in such blustery weather as we’re having today!

Tavlikki sweater

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9 thoughts on “Named Clothing Tavlikki Sweater

  1. Beautiful! It’s made so well, and the fabric really makes it extra-special: it looks very expensive and luxurious. 😉 (And yes, when the wind hits just right, there is quite a draft up those side splits, isn’t there? Brr!! )

  2. This looks really great on you. And congrats on the overlocker thing… I did that this year too… so easy and so professional looking (although who’s going to see it – other than us readers).

  3. So wonderful to make something fresh from the envelope/printer! You could try basting those side seams closed a bit lower to see it you can get it over your head for the future or even extend the tail for more drama next time around. Love your hair too!

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