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.


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

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

  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