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Layering the Nature Walk

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    sayiamyou @maraya

    I was wondering about the creation of this pattern. Since it’s called a pullover I assume it was designed intentionally to be worn over another shirt? When creating the sizing, was it meant to be a fitted pullover or something similar to the Ice Cream dress? The 2T in fleece that I made for my daughter works well (it has some stretch to it), but the one I just made in quilting cottons is a bit snug over a t-shirt.

    I’m hoping to layer this over Hopscotch shirts through fall and winter so I’ll have to size up to 3T. Does this sound right? I don’t think she’s particularly ‘poochy’ in the belly, but maybe that’s causing some fit issues? She wears the 2T in the Hopscotch, 2+2, and Sailboat just fine.


    Liesl Gibson

    Hi Maraya,

    We didn’t put a ton of ease into that pattern. I wanted it to look slim and neat while still fitting over a T-shirt, but for the smaller children this might mean sizing up a bit to fit over a little belly. You might also want to size up if it’s going to be worn over more than a T-shirt. I was thinking of it as more of a casual shirt than an outerwear piece. And, like you pointed out stretchy fabrics will probably mean that you don’t need to size up at all. I hope that helps!

    Anonymous @

    I’m glad you explained this, Liesl, because I was wondering the same thing. I haven’t made any yet but plan to soon.

    sayiamyou @maraya

    Thanks, Liesl! My girl seems to get warmed up very easily, like her Daddy, so a layering piece is what I have in mind for the pullover right now. Something light enough for extended riding (without the bulk of a jacket in her car seat), but still good for warmth. I think it’ll work very well for either layering or as a casual top. I love the pattern and am looking forward to making it again! Thanks for the help and the patterns!

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