Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens

Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens

Here are my top picks for loungewear sewing patterns. All are pdf format and include tween sizes. These patterns are great for lounging around or active wear, layer well, and are ideal for almost any weather.

For more tween sized sewing patterns, be sure to check out my Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist!

The Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens & Teens. Make clothes they actually wear!

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens & Teens

 

Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM, size NB-18 Tween

Best Loungerwear Sewing Patterns For Tweens| Asymetrical Drape Top by EYMM

Knit top with sleeve variations. Choose the regular hem or asymetrical drape version. Perfect for light to medium weight knits.  Also available in girls + womens bundle up to 5X!

 

 

Lacy Slope Top by Greenstyle Creations, women’s size XS-3XL

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens! Lacy Slope Top by Greenstyle Creations

High low tank with 2 length options. The women’s Lacy Slope Top starts at size XS, which will fit most girls size 14-16. (Size 12 and smaller is available in the Girls Lacy Slope Top.) Click this link to shop: Greenstyle Creations.

 

 

Four Seasons Cardigan & Duster by EYMM, size newborn-18

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns for Tweens: Four Seasons Duster by EYMM

Open front scarf-neck cardigan with with 2 length options, 5 sleeve options and an optional integrated hood.

 

 

Star Top by blaverry, size 9 months-16

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The Star Top is a 3 quarter sleeve boatneck tee. (Read my review here.) Blaverry recently extended pattern sizes, up to girl’s 16. And there’s a new line of patterns this season, eek!

 

 

Brassie Joggers by Greenstyle Creations, size XXS-3XL

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens | Brassie Joggers by Greenstyle

Brassie Joggers are super comfy but can also be dressed up depending on your fabric choice. They have sleek lines, optional decorative stitching, and streamlined pockets to reduce bulk. The XXS will fit younger tweens, XS will fit most girls size 14-16. Read the size chart and adjust for length if needed.

 

Hampton Hoodie by PAB, size XXS-XXXL

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens: Hampton Hoodie by PAB

Fitted hoodie with placket, 2 sleeve lengths, and banded wrist and waist. XXS fits 00, XS fits 2-4. (Also see the Hangout Hoodie for this pattern in kids sizes up to children’s 10.)

 

Jammin’ Hoodie by Ellie Inspired, size 1-16

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens: Jammin Hoodie by Ellie Inspired

Zippered or pullover hoodie with optional kangaroo pocket. Unisex, versatile, functional. This is a staple for your collection!

 

Too Cute Ruched Shorts by Cole’s Creations, size 10/12 girls-XXXL women

Too Cute Ruched Shorts by Cole's Creations: Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens & Teens

Designed for woven fabric or stable knits, these shorts can be made with or without ribbon ties and cinched a little or a lot.

 

 

Gymnastics & Dance Shorts by TumblenTwirl, size 2-14

Gymnastics Shorts pattern by Mountain Ash Design: Loungewear Sewing Patterns for Teens & Tweens

 

Mountain Ash Designs (TumblenTwirl on Etsy) has dozens of dance and swim patterns. These shorts would be great for all of the above, or as lounge/sleepwear. Get in my stash!

 

 

Matey Muscle Tank by Patterns For Pirates, size 3m-14

Matey Muscle Tee by Patterns For Pirates: Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens & Teens

Loose fitting, sleeveless tank with ribbed neck and arm holes. A great pattern for boys and girls. Its perfect for up-cycling old t-shirts too! 

Loungewear Sewing Patterns For Tweens

I hope you enjoy pattern hunting with me! I’ve been being a good girl this year and not buying fabric or PDFs. I own a few of these already and I’m itching to sew for spring. Which of these patterns would you most like to try?

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Top 10 Women’s Patterns To Sew With Lycra

Top Women's Sewing Patterns For Lycra

Do you love spandex, but aren’t sure what to sew with it? It’s not just for swimwear! I have a cartfull of fun prints from Funki Fabrics; so here are my top 10 picks for women’s patterns to sew with Lycra.

Top 10 Womens Patterns For Lycra! A selection of PDF patterns and fabrics that will boost your wardrobe with the latest styles and the everyday comfort of spandex.

Funki Fabrics Lycra is made well and sews like a dream, making it perfect for swimwear, sports apparel, and children’s clothing. You’ll also find fabrics for everyday women’s clothing. I’ll show you my choice of fabric for each pattern:) Some patterns are affiliate links; and a marked with an asterisk.

Read the fabric recommendations for patterns; and size down if it’s not designed for spandex. Banded hems and narrow binding finish beautifully on spandex. You’ll want to use polyester thread, and stretch your fabric a bit as you sew. This is especially important for horizontal seams that need to stretch a lot; such as skinny leg openings, necklines, waist, and shoulder seams. Read 3 Things To Know Before Sewing With Lycra for some extra tips and helpful links.

Top 10 Women’s Patterns To Sew With Lycra

 

Go To Knit Pants For Women

Top 10 Women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Patterns Go To Leggings from Go To Patterns

I’d use denim print Lycra to make the leggings on the left. The skinniest of skinny jeans!

Denim Print Lycra from Funki Fabric: make the skinniest of skinny jeans. (Leggings!)

 

Magnolia Street Wrap from Seamingly Smitten

Top 10 Women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Magnolia Street Wrap by Seamingly Smitten

Magnolia Street Wrap Will make a sweet dress that could double as a swim cover. I’d choose a fabric that’s the same on both sides; but I couldn’t choose between the solids below.

Brightly colored, quality spandex solids in a variety of colors at Funki Fabrics

 

Yoga Pants by Seamingly Smitten

Top 10 Women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Yoga Pants from Seamingly Smitten

I avoid exercise as much as possible, but I’d live in these yoga pants. I’m making these in black like the pattern photo, with this grayscale floral watercolor print for the coordinating waistband. Seamingly Smitten also has a great leggings pattern, and the Mimi Maxi Dress would be quick and easy in Lycra.

Best sewing patterns + fabric links: Sewing With Lycra

 

Hampton Hoodie by Peekaboo Patterns*

Top 10 Women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Hampton Hoodie from Peekaboo Patterns

How about a glammed up Hampton Hoodie in Cascade Silver? There is a coordinating solid for every print at Funki Fabrics, and you could use almost any color you’d like for the neckline, hood, wrists and waistband.

Cascade Silver Lycra from Funki Fabrics

 

Sloan Leggings from Hey June

Top 10 Women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Sloan Leggings from Hey June

I’m tempted to completely steal the pink and gray on the Sloan Leggings cover picture! But if I must choose, gimme charcoal  and gray. And while I’m “pretend” fabric shopping, I may use some colorful  thread for my imaginary coverstitch machine to give these leggings a real sporty flair.

Charcoal & Gray Lycra: Top 10 Patterns To Sew With Lycra

 

Women’s Aspen Pants by Greenstyle*

Top 10 women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra : Aspen Pants from Greenstyle

Wide leg pants hit the runways for 2015 and I’m seeing already seeing bell bottom jeans in the stores. Here’s a fitted version of popular palazzo style pants; the Aspen Pants from Greenstyle. If I’m wearing flared pants…might as well make them in this big, bold ikat!

Pink ikat Lycra from FunkiFabrics

 

Norah Nightgown & Panties by Greenstyle*

Top 10 Women's Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Norah Nightgown and Panties by Greenstyle Creations

Here’s the newest women’s underwear pattern from Greenstyle. There are several colors of stretch lace available at Funki Fabrics.

Torquoise Stretch Lace from Funki Fabrics

 

Walbrook Boxer Briefs by Greenstyle*

Best Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Walbrook Boxer Briefs from Greenstyle Creations

I had to sneak in a pattern for the guys! I’m thinking lovey dovey boxer briefs for Valentines Day. And you could make a matching Norah Nightgown for “couple undies”.  So nerdy it’s cute:) Click here to shop Greenstyle.

Hearts and kisses  print Lycra from Funki Fabrics

 

Scrundlewear by Stitch Upon A Time

Top 10 Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Scrundlewear Pattern by Stitch Upon A Time

After all the sexy lacy undies I make, it will be time for some awesome. I’ll use my Scrundlewear pattern to make Batman panties. I may not be brave enough for character leggings…but undies are my secret. I could probably take over the world in Gotham Gray. I used this pattern with Funki Fabric lycra in my Scrundlewear pattern review, if you’d like to see these panties in more fun prints.

"Gotham Gray" Batman inspired spandex fabric from Funki Fabrics

Jalie 3246, Maxi Dress & Shawl Collar Shrug

Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Jalie 3246

I’m digging the print on this Jalie pattern cover. Here are some tribal inspired prints; including the tie dye ikat print you see in the center.

Tribal print spandex fabric fromFunki Fabrics

 

Jalie 2572, Women’s Shapewear

Patterns To Sew With Lycra: Jalie 2572

Shapewear never hurt anybody. But Spanx are expensive! Jalie has a shapewear pattern with several pieces, including a boned tummy shaper. I’d make mine skin tone. Funki Fabrics has a lot more skin tones than you’ll find anywhere else; from Nude to Chocolate.

Need skin tone fabric for swimsuit lining or shapewear? Funki Fabrics has a good selection of quality spandex

This is also great for swim linings. You will like the Glittermist Skin and Twinkle Net for dancewear and gymnastics too!)

When I googled “what to sew with Lycra” all I came up with was sewing tips. I hope this post helps someone who is looking for ideas. Let me know if you sew one of these patterns!

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Summer Shorts Patterns (With Tween Sizes!)

Best Summer Shorts Patterns | PDFs with Tween Sizes

Best Summer Shorts Patterns | PDFs with Tween Sizes

These are our picks for the best summer shorts patterns! They were chosen with the help of real kids. For more awesome  patterns, check out the Tween PDF Pattern MasterList.

Some patterns in this post are affiliate links. That means if you purchase a pattern from one of my links, I could receive a small commission; at no additional cost to you. I display my affiliates buttons on my right side bar too…in case you feel like shopping later:)

If you design tween sized patterns or own a fabric shop; I’m planning a Back To School sewing giveaway in August. Let me know if you’d like to sponsor the prize package!

Gidget Shorts by Felicity Sewing Patterns, size 2-14

Gidget Shorts by Felicity Sewing Patterns | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Gidget Shorts are cute and girly. The bias trim is a fun detail; and your sporty girls will love it without the bows too.

Girls Chino Shorts from Blaverry, size 9 months-12 years

Girls Chinos from blaverry | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

My daughter found Blaverry patterns and fell in love with the Girls Chino Shorts. The 2014 Nautical Collection is no longer available. (sorry!) Check out current patterns for bottomshere.

Racerback Crop Tank & Jazz Shorts by TumblenTwirl

Jazz Shorts & Racerback Crop Tank | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Jazz Shorts are so versatile. They work for everyday wear or swim gear. TumblenTwirl has the largest selection of dance and sportswear patterns available for tweens.

Hampton Shorts by Greenstyle Creations, size 2-14

Hampton Shorts by Greenstyle Creations | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Hampton Shorts are Julian’s pick, because “Everybody would wear these. They’re cool.” Moms will appreciate the simple, comfy design and drawstring waist for easy fit and longer wear.

The Summer Sailors from BG Originals, 6 months-12 years

Summer Sailors from BG Originals | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

I’ve admired the Summer Sailors for sooo long! Easily customizable, these flat front shorts have a tailored look.

Lakeside Cargo Shorts by Ellie Inspired, size 2-12

Lakeside Cargo Shorts from Ellie Inspired | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Cargo shorts are a staple! Kids could just live in these, right?!

Paperbag Shorts from Elle Garrett Designs, 18 months-12 

Paperbag Shorts from Elle Garrett Designs | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Simple, quick Paperbag Shorts. I’d spend a day assembly line sewing these and fill a drawer for summer! It would be fun to play with different fabrics too.

Long Beach Board Shorts from Terra’s Treasures

Long Beach Board Shorts from Terra's Treasures | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Long Beach Board Shorts are so cute- and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Its a summer  shorts pattern that is truly co-ed with a broad size range, 3 months -14 years.

Sassy Shorts from Ginger Baby Patterns, 12 months- 12 years

Sassy Shorts from GingerBaby Patterns | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Sassy Shorts are basic shorts with pockets kids can’t live without. GingerBaby Patterns are the most well written instructions I’ve ever used. See my review of the Active Classics Everyday Knit Pants & Shorts? for a peek inside the PDF.

Classic Chinos from Peekaboo Patterns, 3 months-12 years

Classic Chinos from Peekaboo Patterns | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Classic Chinos from PAB are still on my “to sew” list. From what I hear; this is the pattern to learn zip flys. My Tween Sewing Survival Guide has a list of sewing techniques I’ve been working on- essential to sewing for older kids. Zip flys are the last thing I need to conquer!

Chapters Long Pants / Shorts from Petit Bebe, newborn-12 

Chapters Long Pants / Shorts from Petit Bebe | Tween PDF Pattern Masterlist

Chapsters are really fun. It’s not as easy to mix fabric prints on boys clothing; so the back yoke and curved side seam are a great design element.

Buccaneer BBall Shorts from Patterns for Pirates

Buccaneer BBall Shorts from Patterns for Pirates | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Buccaneer BBall Shorts have a huge size range, from 3 months up to 16 years. Patterns For Pirates has become such a heavy hitter for tween sewing. There is also an adorable girls version of basketball shorts, the Sporty Shorties. I’m dying to review them for you soon!

Readers, please bear with me while I make some upgrades to my Tween Pattern MasterList. Now that we’re on our 3rd month of this series, our list is getting longer. I’ll be dividing our list up into categories so we can find what we need faster. I have lots of good stuff in store for you! As always, thanks so much for your visit.

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Tween PDF Pattern Master List Shorts Patterns

Here are some great shorts patterns for kids, all with tween sizes. This page is updated frequently, so check back often! Some shorts patterns contain affiliate links.

Tween PDF Pattern MasterList | Shorts Patterns

 

Too Cute Ruched Shorts by Cole’s Creations, size 10/12 girls-XXXL women

Too Cute Ruched Shorts by Cole's Creations | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Designed for woven fabric or stable knits, these shorts can be made with or without ribbon ties and cinched a little or a lot.

 

Active Classics Everyday Knit Shorts & Pants by Ginger Baby Patterns, 3 mos – 12

Active Classic Everyday Knit Shorts & Pants from Ginger Baby Patterns | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Knit pants with banded leg cuff and elastic waist. Includes pants length option.

Gidget Shorts by Felicity Sewing Patterns, size 2-14

Gidget Shorts by Felicity Sewing Patterns | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Elastic waist bias trim shorts with ruffled bias and bow options.

 

Girls Chino Shorts by Blaverry, size 9 months-12 years

Girls Chinos by blaverry | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Chino shorts with welt pockets and zip fly.

 

Everyday Yoga Pant from Greenstyle, size 4-14

Everyday Yoga Pant by Greenstyle | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns  

Knit yoga pants or shorts with a boot cut leg and fold over yoga style waist.

 

Racerback Crop Tank & Jazz Shorts by TumblenTwirl, 2-14

Jazz Shorts  & Racerback Crop Tank | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Jazz shorts with a crossover waistband. Includes racer back crop top or singlet.

 

Hampton Shorts by Greenstyle Creations, size 2-14

Hampton Shorts by Greenstyle Creations | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Knit shorts with elastic waist and drawstring. Side seam pockets.

 

The Summer Sailors by BG Originals, 6 months-12 years

Summer Sailors from BG Originals | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Flat front, elastic back with faux pockets and optional button-sailor details.

 

Lakeside Cargo Shorts by Ellie Inspired, size 2-12

Lakeside Cargo Shorts from Ellie Inspired | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Cargo shorts with a zippered fly and lots of optional cargo pockets.

 

Paperbag Shorts by Elle Garrett Designs, 18 months -12

Paperbag Shorts from Elle Garrett Designs | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Basic shorts with paper bag style elastic waist.

 

Long Beach Board Shorts by Terra’s Treasures, 3 mo-14

Long Beach Board Shorts by Terra's Treasures | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Board shorts have a flat front and elastic back waist with piping detail in the back. Includes an option for a front drawstring.

 

Sassy Shorts by Ginger Baby Patterns, 12 months- 12 years

Sassy Shorts by GingerBaby Patterns | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Shorts with side seam pockets and elastic waist. Lots of trim options.

 

Classic Chinos by Peekaboo Patterns, size 3 months-12 years

Classic Chinos from Peekaboo Patterns | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Chinos with welt pockets and zippered fly. Includes pants length option.

 

Chapters Long Pants / Shorts by Petit Bebe, nb-12 

Chapters Long Pants / Shorts from Petit Bebe Creations| Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Slim fitting elastic waist shorts with curved side seam. Includes pants length option.

 

Buccaneer BBall Shorts from Patterns for Pirates, 3 mos-16

Buccaneer BBall Shorts from Patterns for Pirates | Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Basketball style shorts with curved or straight legs, panel piping or stripes, and faux or working drawstring waistband.

Gymnastics & Dance Shorts by TumblenTwirl, size 2-14

Gymnastics Shorts pattern by Mountain Ash Design| Tween PDF Shorts Patterns

Mountain Ash Designs (TumblenTwirl on Etsy) has dozens of dance and swim patterns. These shorts would be great for all of the above, or as lounge/sleepwear. Get in my stash!

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Tween PDF Pattern Master List Shirts Tops

Here are some great shirt & top patterns for kids, all with tween sizes. This page is updated frequently, so check back often. Some shirt & top patterns have affiliate links.

Tween PDF Pattern MasterList | Shirts & Tops

 

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley by Winterwear Designs, size 1-14

Everything But a The Kitchen Sink Henley by Winterwear Designs | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Unisex Henley with slim or regular fit, faux or functional Henley placket, 3 sleeve lengths, straight or shirttail hem, and optional welt pocket and sleeve tabs.

Four Seasons Cardigan & Duster by EYMM, size newborn-18

Best Loungewear Sewing Patterns for Tweens: Four Seasons Duster by EYMM | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Open front scarf-neck cardigan with with 2 length options, 5 sleeve options and an optional integrated hood.

 

Hampton Hoodie by PAB, size XXS-XXXL

Hampton Hoodie by PAB| Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Fitted hoodie with placket, 2 sleeve lengths, and banded wrist and waist. XXS fits 00, XS fits 2-4. (Also see the Hangout Hoodie for this pattern in kids sizes up to children’s 10.)

 

Lacy Slope Top by Greenstyle Creations, women’s size XS-3XL

Lacy Slope Top by Greenstyle Creations| Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

High low tank with 2 length options. The women’s Lacy Slope Top starts at size XS, which will fit most girls size 14-16. (Size 12 and smaller is available in the Girls Lacy Slope Top.) Click this link to shop: Greenstyle Creations.

 

Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM, size nb-18 girls

Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Knit top with side seam and sleeve variations. Women’s pattern is available too, or bundle and save! 

 

Matey Muscle Tank by Patterns For Pirates, size 3m-14

Matey Muscle Tee by Patterns For Pirates| Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Loose fitting, sleeveless tank with ribbed neck and arm holes. Its perfect for up-cycling old t-shirts too! 

Jammin’ Hoodie by Ellie Inspired, size 1-16

Jammin Hoodie by Ellie Inspired | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Zippered or pullover hoodie with optional kangaroo pocket. Unisex, versatile, functional. This is a staple for your collection!

 

Vitality Tank & Sports Bra by Peekaboo Patterns, women’s size XXS-XXXL

Vitality Tank & Sports Bra by Peekaboo Patterns | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Racerback tank with optional built in bra. Performance wear knits are suggested.

 

Breeze Top by Peaches & Peanuts, size 8-16

 Breeze Top by Peaches & Peanuts | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

“Razor” back style top or tunic, suitable for knits or wovens. (Dress modification shown.)

 

Rains Flutter Top from EYMM, size Newborn-18 years

Rains Flutter Top pattern from EYMM | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

A trendy, loose fitting top with flutter sleeves and 2 hem options. Perfect for thin, almost sheer knits.

 

Rio Racerback Tank & Dress by Peekaboo Patterns, 3 mos-12 

Rio Racerback Tank & Dress from Peekaboo Patterns | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Knit racerback style dress or tank with ribbed binding.

 

Jalie 3355, girls size 2- womens size 22

Jalie 3355 | Tween Shirt & Top Patterns

 

Hoodie or sweatshirt with banded hem and sleeves, optional kangaroo pocket.

 

Julia’s Sweater from Filles á Maman, size 7-16

Julia's Sweater from Filles á Maman | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Long sleeve tee with boat neck, front yoke, optional pocket, and hi-low hem.

 

Jolly Roger Raglan Shirt from Patterns For Pirates, size 3 months-14

Jolly Roger Raglan Tee by Patterns For Pirates | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Raglan style tee with long sleeve, cuffed, 3/4 length, and short sleeve. Banded hem, traditional hem, or curved hem variations with triangle and elbow patch options.

 

Seraphic Raglan Tee by Figgy’s, size 10-16

Seraphic Raglan Tee by Figgy's | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Long sleeved tee with center seam pocket

 

Bailey Tunic from Greenstyle Creations, size 3-12 years

Bailey Tunic from GreenStyle Creations | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Sleeveless or short sleeved tee with easy to embellish bib style front. Can also be made without the bib for a basic tank or tee.

 

Mayfair Dress,Top, & Spats by Terra’s Treasures, 2-14

Mayfair Dress & Top by Terra's Treasures | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Woven top with button placket. 3/4 sleeve or short sleeves, 2 different collar variations, or collarless. Optional ruffles.

 

Regan Dress or Shirt by Greenstyle, size 5-14 years

Regan Dress or Tee by Greenstyle | Tween PDF Shirt & Top Patterns

Short or long sleeves with top, tunic, or dress length options.

 

Classic Polo by PeekABoo Patterns, 3 mos-12

Classic Polo from Peekaboo Patterns | Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Long or short sleeved polo with collar & button placket. Unisex and easily customizable.

V-neck cardigan by PeekABoo Patterns, 3 mos-12 years

V-neck Cardigan pattern from Peekaboo Patterns| Tween PDF Pattern MasterList

Button up cardigan with banded sleeves and waistband.

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