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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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A fleece sweatshirt for Ellie: Simplicity 0298

Ellie fell in love with my fleece Linden and wanted one of her own.  Since I had plenty of leftover fleece from my Linden, we now have matching Mommy and Me fleece sweatshirts!

fleece raglan sweatshirts kids and adults

The Linden pattern doesn’t come in kid sizes, but I figured any raglan would do.  I found the Simplicity 0298 for $2 at Joanns and so that was the winner!  It wasn’t set up for a neckline band, but I read online that a band’s measurement should be 85% of whatever you are attaching it to, so I did a little match and was able to add bands to the neck, cuffs, and waist.

raglan kids sweatshirt fleece

I hadn’t intended to use a band for the waist but the pattern is really short.  I made a size 7 for 6 year old Ellie, and while she swims in the girth of it (typical of Big Four pattern sizing), it was surprisingly short.  I made her sleeves long so it can fit through next winter.

fleece raglan kids sweatshirt

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