December 1, 2013

holiday sewing


Wanted to sew something for Mae for the holidays.
My younger boys have hand-me-downs they can rock but not Mae.
Plus the kid has started to make specific requests for his wardrobe.

His request: a sweater, green, with white collar, and finished with buttons.

I used the Greenpoint Cardigan pattern and sized up to a 4T so it would be a little big.
I didn't want too much of a contrast in the white collar so decided to print all the ribbing pieces with white lightening bolts instead. Using freezer paper and my exacto blade I went to work cutting out each bolt and then painted with fabric paint.

A ton of work, but worth the effort.

Love that it can be paired with red and herringbone for the holidays but also worn beyond as everyday garb.


3 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Thanks for adding it to our flickr group! and Good luck with PR&P!!!

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  2. Such a great cardigan. The lightning bolts look amazing! They look like the fabric came that way. Lots of luck for PR&P!

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  3. LOVE the pastel lime cardigan, a versatile, wear-with-everything color . . . and the lightning bolts in white add a uniqueness! Those 5 large white buttons down the front are FAB! And what a cute model, Mae, so stylish & PROUD of his holiday LOOK! BRAVO to you for all your talents in sewing & time creating such a WINNER. Thanks for sharing. Sarah Helene, Minneapolis

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