Last week I tested the Otium Sweater by Sofilantjes. This is such a great top pattern with so many options. With both short and long sleeves it is a pattern you can use the entire year!
I tested a size 4 long sleeve with the diagonal pocket. This was perfect for my daughter who brings her Chi Chi monkey with her everywhere she goes. She has worn this top a few times now and is always putting things in the big pocket while she plays. There is also a plain option and an option with a bow on the back. All versions have cuffs and a waist band.
The pattern printed very easily and fit together very nicely. This was a very quick sew. The pattern pieces fit together so well…especially the sleeves. I can honestly say that I have not had sleeves ease into the arm opening this nicely in quite awhile. My daughter has a slightly long torso and this top fits her so well with no length added. The waistband is a little snug and keeps the top down. The sleeves have a great length, and even if they were to be slightly long on your child the cuffs would keep them up or could be folded to shorten.
Overall, I was extremely pleased with my finished top. So pleased that I just purchased the adult version of this top that was also released today! I can definitely see many more Otium tops in our family’s future.
Both the children’s and women’s pattern are on sale through Tues. The Women’s Otium Sweater for $7, the Otium girls for only $6.50 or both for $13 on Sofilantjes’ website
I have now sewn my second Otium Sweater for my oldest daughter in a size 8. This top fits her perfectly! I added machine embroidery to her top and used the long sleeve plain version. I can’t wait to try one for me next!