Step 5: The Shoulders

Take your two pieces of fleece which are 21" by 24" and pin them on top of each other.

At the top, mark 6.5" in on each side of the shoulder.
<p>amazing! love it, just made it :)</p>
<p>I have to say, this is the first proper wearable thing I've ever made and my god do I love it. It's slightly too short but it doesn't really matter. I made it out of black, grey and white fleece and I'm super pleased with it. </p>
<p>I'm so glad you were able to make your own sweater! That makes me so happy. So sorry it was a bit too short though. That's my bad. I forget that not everyone is as vertically challenged as I am. Still waiting on my growth spurt.</p>
To be honest, i wear everything too long as it is; i'm convinced that one day i will grow to be taller than five foot three. Anyway, thank you for putting it up and stuff - i almost cried when i turned it right-side-out and the sleeves didn't fall out. It was a good moment.
I made this at the start of the winter. I had to make it a bit longer to keep my kidneys warm. but it has been awesome and I have been wearing it for the past 2 months
That makes me so very happy! A Happy New Year to you!
this looks like an awesome project to get the winter started with.. I would love to know how you took your measurement so I know how to get mine right :)
Sorry for the terribly late reply. I based the measurements off of a comfy sweater that fit me a little loosely. I measured that sweater and used it as the jumping off point for cutting up the fleece.
I absolutley adore this! The instructions are seem simple enough. It's been a while since I've sat down and used a sewing machine, but this could be something I could try out. Later on down the road personalize the way I want. It's almost hard to believe that it was a little old fleece blanket before. I bet it's really warm come the the cool weather. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing idea thank you
hey. you bet. unfortunately it turns out our sewing machine is broken, but i'll get round to it soon or i might think up a way to use contrasting chunky hand stitching as a design feature..not sure yet. i've cut the shapes. anyway i'll keep you posted.
That is cute and looks so easy to put together! I was wondering what size shirt you wear? See if I can just try to get away with your measurements.
Thank you! I am a small (size 0-2), but my mom (size 6-8) also fit it, although on her it didn't have that slightly oversized-look that it does on me. I hope this helps :]
You should enter this into the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/contest/holidaygifts2012">Holiday Gifts Contest</a>!
I actually have a new Instructable that I will be uploading soon and will be entering in that contest! So stay tuned! ;]
:) I'll be watching for it! Also, you can enter a contest as many times as you would like.
this is brilliant, thankyou! gonna make one tomorrow. unfortunately the only fleece blanket i have is bright orange, but it'll do for the first attempt. gonna have to find a nice green one like yours eventually though, thats exactly my favorite colour! you are winning! *high five*
Thanks for the high five! I would love to see photos of your sweater once you finish sewing it!
I love this and voted for you to win! I can't wait to make one or a few of these..they look so heavenly..so warm..just what I need right now. I live in Wisconsin and walk around my house with a fleece blanket wrapped around me at all times..always cold...
Thank you so much for your support! If you do end up making one, be sure to let me know :]
I did make one the other day! :) I thought I might be about the same size as you and I think I was right. I like how it turned out - very cute and comfy for a warm top or pajama top even. After making it, I modified the pattern so it would be more fitted (adjusted the main pattern piece on the top to fit my shoulder width, etc.) and made a really cute fitted sweatshirt top. I saved my pattern and plan on making more changes...so thanks for getting me into sewing my own clothes! I make little things here and there but I am not much into store patterns - so thanks for the ideas. I will post a pic when I have time!
You are so great! I'm so happy that my instructable gave you some inspiration. Can't wait to see what you made!
You are so talented to work this pattern out. Thank you. <br>
Thank you for your warm words. You are much too kind :]
this is sooooooooooo kool :D
Thanksssss! and thank you for the follow :)
really nice! I want to try this! you make it seams easy
(ops! seem!)
Thank you! I promise it's super easy, and it's sooo comfy!

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