I was in a Joann Fabrics store the other day looking at the Halloween costume patterns (just an average day for me, really), when I got distracted by a hoodie pattern. So I carried it around and knew I had to buy it when I saw this printed knit fabric. The pattern is a little too bold, and an iron will melt it (learned this one the hard way)…but I just felt like it was meant to be.
The fun lady cutting the fabric asked what I was going to make with it and when I told her she said, “You could always wear it on Halloween.” Pause. “If you’re, you know, at home watching movies or something.” Either she thought it would make a great costume, or she assumed I would have no plans on Halloween.
Let’s be real you guys, she was probably right on both accounts.
// Hoodie: Self-made (McCall’s pattern M6603) / Shirt: Eddie Bauer, similar / Necklace: Wild Rose Jewels via Etsy / Jeans: Forever 21 / Boots: Clarks indigo //
I got this sweater at Eddie Bauer a few weeks ago because I was really liking the green color. This isn’t the *exact* color of the sweater. I didn’t have the flash on, so the color actually looks quite a bit different in daylight. But here’s a visual anyway:
I like the highs and lows of the yarns, and it’s probably one of the softest sweaters I own. Two huge pluses for a sweater person such as myself. What I didn’t like was the ruffles on the front. Not because they aren’t pretty or aesthetically pleasing, but because they’re just not me. I’m not exactly a floofy or frilly person, in case you haven’t noticed.
Step one to making this sweater into the generic grandpa cardigan that I wanted: Carefully remove the stitching around the applique.
Step 2: Gently pull all the threads out.
Step 3: Iron the front on a low setting to get rid of any indentations from the stitching.
Stay tuned for outfit photos tomorrow!
A few weeks ago someone contacted me through Etsy and asked if I would make her a capelet for her wedding. I said yes, as long as you want this version or this version. (Because I was not about to draft a new pattern.) Luckily for me she wanted the version that’s easier and faster to make.