Sunday, February 8, 2015

KCW day 7 - forest sweater

On the last day of KCW I squeezed out this little number. A nice contrast with all the pink that I sewed before. I love this sweater. The colors are gorgeous, and the photo's really don't do justice to them.
I must confess that the majority of this sweater was made with newly bought fabric, but I did upcycle the leather triangle and the lime green bottom band.

He looks like a little ranger, ready for the woods!
By the way, never had such smooth sewing. Everything went just perfectly, so no seam ripper was needed. Love such quick projects.

KCW day 3-5:pink for the boy

B recently declared that his new favorite color is pink, so my goal for this Kids Clothes Week was to introduce some pink into his wardrobe. This sweater was made with a nice heathered pink-red knit and an upcycled burgundy red tee.  
To tie the colors together and spice it up a bit, I added a striped pattern to the sleeves with a fabric marker. Drawing the stripes took me at least an hour of precious KCW time, but it was really worth the effort. 
A little mustard colored tag gives a pop of unexpected color.
The second project was a quick upcycle of an old thrifted polo. I could reuse the original neckline, so it was really a super quick project. 
I used the Charlie pattern for the tee, and the fit is perfect. Love these colors on him.
I foresee a lot more pink sewing in the future.