Friday, January 31, 2014

KCW Day Six: The Greenpoint Cardigan

I'm so happy I was able to sew up some stuff for my boys during this KCW challenge. It's always a little more challenging to sew for boys but I think with the right fabrics and patterns, it gets easier. Also- Pinterest has been exploding with great boy clothes inspiration and that really got me motivated to make more stuff for my boys.

I really lucked out at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago. I found almost two yards worth of this beautiful blue knit fabric and since it was a medium weight, I felt it was perfect for the Greenpoint cardigan pattern by Hey June.

The trim is a houndstooth jersey knit from Girl Charlee fabrics. They don't seem to have the gray color available anymore but there's also black and brown too- great neutrals for pairing with other colors!

I think my biggest boy is quite adorbs in this cardi. I made the size 6 and it fits very well. The sleeves are a little long on him but he's a tiny thing and normally wears a size 5 even though he's 7 years old!

The only change I made to the pattern was that I used only three buttons on the lapel since I used larger than normal buttons. Four may have been too many for this kid to handle on his own. He can't even stand zippers!

This is another one of those super duper great unisex patterns that I adore so much! I'm going to make one for each of the kiddos- I just love cardis for layering! 

Yay- day six down and just one more to go! My next project is an awesome upcycle that is making me want to run back to the thrift store for more colorful knit sweaters! Stay tuned!


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