It has been so much fun to be a part of KCW! I am excited to show you my second project for the week:
It's another outfit for my little man Norman. The sweatshirt is from an Ottobre pattern, Spring 2011 issue. I was really intimidated when I saw the pattern sheet and cryptic construction directions, but the sweatshirt actually came together very easily! I altered it for winter by lengthening the sleeves and adding a cuff detail.
I made the body of the sweatshirt from red french terry and lined it with heathered gray knit from girlcharlee.com.
Using the pants print as inspiration, I appliqued a little elephant onto the sweatshirt. I was hoping the stitching would stand out a bit more rather than blending into the fabric.
I really like the stitching detail on the cuffs and hood because it kind of looks like a coverstitch. I only have a four-thread serger, so I can't do a real coverstitch. I really liked the look of this though, and I will definitely use it again for hemming knits in the future!
Norman loves his "elephant pants." I went out on a limb and used home dec fabric for these, and I think they turned out great! Like most of the pants I make, they are self drafted and based loosely on Dana's tutorial at dana-made-it.com.
I love how the white piping detail turned out! I also love how I was able to do the placement of the elephants on the pockets--it looks like they are talking to each other :)
Thanks for stopping by! Come back again soon--I still have lots of fun things in store for KCW!