A while ago I started redrawing the Bethioua sweater for Bjorn. I love the design of this sweater (for women) a lot, but since I was not the person in need of new sweaters I wanted to sew one for Bjorn in stead.
When I received these two amazing fabrics by Nosh Organics, I knew that they would be perfect for this project. Sewing adventures with amazing fabrics you receive is always a risk but please read further to see how it turned out!
Maybe a small ‘changes dossier’ like she calls it: At first I measured the chest circumference of a sweater that fits him perfectly well. This one! For the same circumference on the Behtioua I had to start from a size 42 to obtain a men’s size M. I took the curved side seams out, made it straight in stead and adjusted the sweater’s length. From the armpit I redrew the sleeve too. Actually I kind of copied the bottom part of the sleeve from the Finnlayson sweater to the Bethioua. This way I could also recycle the cuffs that Bjorn likes a lot. Same goes for the waistband.
Bjorn didn’t like the curved back detail so I took it out. Making this seam straight was easy. What you take away from the bottom back panel, you add the the top one. Makes sense right?
Bjorn is really happy with his new sweater, especially with the fit. I only think the neckline is a bit too wide (something I will change in a new version). He will surely get a new Bethouia soon! After redrawing practically the whole pattern, I’ll make him at least three! ;)
Posing is not Bjorn’s favourite activity, so he just started reading a book and 5 minutes later this was the result. We hope you like it!