I wanted to make something for my boyfriend’s birthday (which was yesterday), which lined up perfectly with the New-to-Me week! I have always loved the designs from Thread Theory, there aren’t many menswear indie sewing patterns out there and they have modern wearable designs. I decided on the Finlayson Sweater from Thread Theory.
The only alteration I made to the pattern was that I only put one layer of fabric for the hood because the fabric is a knit without a lot of stretch and I think it would drape funny with more bulk. I finished the seams around the hood edge and interior neckline with handmade bias tape that I made out of an amy butler print I had leftover from another project. Here is a close up:
I opted to include the decorative facing because I wanted to show off the cute squirrels on the print!
The hood is more of a fashion accessory with this fabric, unfortunately.
I was really impressed with Thread Theory, its a canadian company and their patterns are named after places on the west coast. The instructions were really coherent and the pictures that went along with them were really helpful. The pattern itself was well drafted and the pdf printout came together quickly. I really love the sweater itself too! I am planning on making one for myself.