|Out for lunch all matchy matchy|
I bought 1 metre of fabric knowing it would be enough for a top for me but not imagining I would have enough left for anything else. The pattern for mine is the same as last time, the Raglan sweatshirt for Sew U Home Stretch. Due to the wide hem band, cuffs and the neckline ribbing it doesn't use as much fabric as I would have thought. As I've already sewn this before it didn't take me long to cut out or sew up. I pre-washed the fabric at 40degrees and ironed it, then had a sudden panic that I might have smudged the triangles. I'm not sure how they're printed but they didn't come off under the iron, though I'll iron on the reverse in future just in case! This is a really unusual make for me as I hardly ever wear black but I just couldn't resist this design and it goes with every colour too so it will get lots of wear. I pressed all the seams and overlocked using the overlock stitch on my Bernina sewing machine so it looks nice & neat on the inside too.
Summary for my sweatshirt -
Pattern: Raglan sweater from Sew U Home Stretch Built by Wendy book, a Christmas present from my husband
Fabric and notions: Sweatshirt knit from Faberwood £19.99, ribbing from Kitschycoo £5 for 1/3 of a metre, thread from stash
Any changes I'd make next time: No, though it might be a while before I make this again.
Total cost: £24.99
Summary for toddler sweatshirt -
Pattern: Owl Totem Raglan from Ottobre magazine, Spring 1/2014
Fabric and notions: Scraps from my sweatshirt, ribbing from Kitschycoo £5 for 1/3 of a metre thread from stash
Any changes I'd make next time: No, I think I can make this size for a bit longer as there's definitely still growing room.
Total cost: Nothing as made from scraps & counted cost of ribbing in my sweatshirt.
|Close-up of the gorgeous fabric|
|Toddler sweatshirt, made from scraps|