fabric purchased yesterday at SR Harris. So I did what most of you would do - choose the quickest and easiest project for some instant gratification.
My version of Butterick 5394, sewn using the one-yard of novelty knit. It's rather light weight, black and brown, with lots of fuzzy eyelashes scattered throughout. Makes for an interesting texture, but leaves quite a mess in the sewing studio. I suspect it will also leave behind remnants in my contacts when I wear the thing.
The pattern is a Fashion Express design, and was cut out and sewn in approximately two hours. There really isn't much to say about the construction as it's simply two side seams, four raglan sleeve seams, a collar, machine stitched hems and two buttonholes and buttons.
I was a bit concerned that wearing a tight collar over a turtleneck would be too warm, so I'm happy that the collar actually sits wider on the neckline than the pattern illustration would lead you to believe,
It's a bit reminiscent of a wild animal, but then again, I do like those animal prints (see dress and fleece as proof.) The plan is to pair this with a black turtleneck and jeans (and boots of course) for a bit of added warmth this winter season.