The Annika Lapneck Sweater by Modkid

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Hey y’all!  Confession time - I stalked the release of the Modkid Annika, hard.  Miss 9 would wear a version of this top every day if I could sew that fast or that many.  But for now she’ll have to settle for the one I’m showing off today.  The pattern conveniently released just as I was starting to think about school picture outfits for my kids, making one decision an easy one.

The Annika is a loose fitting sweatshirt that features a lapped neckline and split hem bands.  It also has multiple ways to customize the top for your favorite girl - an oversized hood, a kangaroo pocket, a woven shirttail, and thumbhole cuffs.  The pattern uses Euro sizing, so pattern sizes are based on height rather than chest/waist/hip measurements.  I don’t sew a lot of Euro sized patterns, so I was uncertain at first.  Miss 9 is 56” tall, putting her squarely in the Tween size 10.  I worried it might be too broad for her, but the listed finished chest width of the 10 is the same as the Girl’s 8/9.  The sizing difference is in the length of the pieces, and that’s exactly what we need.  Since she’s taller than most of her peers, I felt confident a size 10 would be the right choice.   

We chose a beautiful zig zag sweater knit in striking fall colors.  Because of the zig zags, I decided to only push my seam matching luck so far and just used the thumbhole cuff option.  The pattern pieces aligned perfectly and the stripe matching saints were on my side because those zig zags lined up better than I could have hoped for!   

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I’m a sucker for school pictures.  Even though I strive to take photos that are better than the ones the school contracts out, I always buy them.  And the kids and I agree that it’s a great opportunity to show off their Mama Made wardrobes.  This year, I’m confident that Miss 9’s pictures won’t disappoint.  What do you think?

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