Wednesday, 9 April 2014

{Sewn} An Arrow Top (for KCW April 2014)

It’s no secret that I LOVE Kid's Clothes Week – the seasonal challenge to sew at least an hour a day for your children. I’ve joined in a few times before and love the international community of creatives, the challenge and the inspiration of the whole thing.

I knew that it was coming up and intended to be really organised and involved, but things don’t always work out quite like you plan (much like my make it up as you go sewing fail that I experienced yesterday – if you follow me on Instagram you will know what I mean….and it got worse when I tried to fix it!) Anyway, despite not being as organised as I planned,  I hoped to make a couple of things for my kids this time around – especially Noah, who I haven’t made much for recently.

Today I made Noah this arrow sweatshirt. It was a really easy sew as I used a raglan tee pattern that I use literally ALL.THE.TIME;  the Acadia Tee… The most recent occasion being when I sewed these tees for my girls.

I’d not used it for a heavier weight sweatshirt before, but I think it turned out really well.


In terms of fabric I used a nice warm stretchy grey sweatshirting fabric from Spotlight (it’s nice and fleecy in the inside, perfect for the upcoming Winter here in NZ). The neckline is made of some black rib knit I had in my stash and the applique was made using some left over fabric I used for cushions – see the black and white cushion Noah’s lying on? Spot the arrows? And for the cuffs I used some bits of fabric my friend Kate gave me that she used to make these cute leggings the other day.

I’m not sure how much more sewing I’ll get done for KCW but I’d love to make some more things, we’ll see!

And also joining in with Show and Tell 

Jenny x

Are you joining in with KCW? Doing any sewing at the moment?


marisa said...

Hello, came over from the KCW site. Great top, love the applique!

Mae said...

such a great sweatshirt& great use of the leftover arrow fabric. It certainly gives it the extra wow. <3

Marleen (Petrol and Mint) said...

Lovely sweater! The wide stripes on the cuffs are so cool !

Leonie said...

It is way cool!! Man i am so not brave enough to work with knits and stretch fabrics! Love your work Jenny :)