So this make was supposed to be part of week 4 over on Project Run and Play, but unfortunately life got in the way this week and I have just missed the cut off for the link party 😦 Not gonna lie, I am pretty sad I mismanaged my time this week and didn’t get it up. I spent a lot of time planning and sewing this outfit for Finnley. Oh well!
For this week I knew I wanted to play around with some fun pattern matching but add some feminine details so Finnley will want to wear it.
It all started with the cardigan! To make this I used the Hangout Hoodie from Peek-a-Boo patterns. I had zero desire to draft a sleeve so picked a pattern that would let me skip that step but would be easy to modify. To modify the pattern I cut the back as is and for the front I also used the back pattern piece but lowered the curve on the neckline and didn’t cut it on the fold. I also shortened both the front and the back to have it hit Finnley at her waist. I then cut 3 long rectangles and 2 smaller ones to make the ruffles and connector pieces. For a closure I added pearl snaps. I was worried how this would turn out because the fabric was so much thinner then I was expecting (the one big drawback to ordering fabric online) and I wasn’t sure if it would be able to handle the weight of the ruffles. I think it actually worked out okay and I am really happy with how it turned out.
To play around with the patterns I made Finnley a pair of leggings using a black and white tribal knit. Leggings were made using a pair of Finnley’s to make my own pattern piece.
To add a pop of colour I used the recess raglan pattern to make a simple t-shirt. I used some coral knit that I had leftover from a previous unblogged project and paired it with the polka dot fabric. The right side of the polka dot fabric has a very noticeable sheen to it and the whole time I was sewing the cardigan I was wishing I used the wrong side of the fabric. The wrong side is a charcoal gray with no shine and I love it. So for the sleeves I used the wrong side. I can’t say enough good things about this particular pattern! Comes together so quickly and the fit is so great!
Thankfully Finnley seems to like it!
Next up is some selfish sewing for Project Sewn. Missed this week but have some plans for weeks 3 and 4.