Tuesday, 21 April 2015

KCW Day 2: Cat & Dog Sweaters

If you’ve been following my sewing and are familiar with my makings for previous Kid’s Clothing Weeks, then I bet I can guess what you’re thinking! You’re thinking, ‘I knew Jenny was going to sew another cat sweater, given that she’s sewed 1, 2, no make that 3 of them before!’ Fair call!

Well… I wasn’t really intending on sewing another cat sweater, but I was in Spotlight a couple of weeks ago and discovered this panel in the half price pile. As well as the pug and the cat I’ve used here it contains 4 more cat and dog faces and instructions on how to turn each face into an animal mask. But as soon as I saw it this idea popped into my head!

Cat & Pug Sweaters

Now for the finer details:

Pattern: The same as yesterday, would you believe? The Streetsmart Sweatshirt by Little Kiwi's Closet – obviously with out the ‘lengthen-to-become-a-dress-modifications’ this time! I normally sew Isabelle, who will be 5 (!?) in November a size 4 and Noah (7 in December) a size 5; as they are both quite small kids… However, this time I made Isabelle a size 5 and Noah size 6 as I wanted a slouchier look and want them to be able to wear them next Winter too. (Looking at Noah, he’s obviously needs that size now anyway. Growth spurt!)

Fabric: See above for information about the cat and dog faces. I also got the black ribbing and faux fur used on Isabelle’s sleeves from Spotlight too. The light grey sweat shirting is from Levana (I think I bought about 3 metres a while back – I use it all the time) and the dark grey on Noah’s arms was just something I had in my stash. All of the sweat shirting is fleece backed and deliciously cosy, so will be perfect for Winter.

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As regards to the applique… I used vliesofix to glue on and then sewed around using a very narrow zig zag stitch. I was very happy with how the stitching turned out (fluke) and like all good sewing geeks I decided to photograph my sewing machine settings so I’ll remember them for next time! (I’m sure all you other sewing geeks out there will understand this!)

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Funnily enough, I discovered that some of my stationery went with the KCW theme of ‘Wild things’…

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Joining in with Kid's Clothes Week! Are you sewing along? Post a link!

Jen xx

…. Oh and super braggy moment… I was featured on the KCW blog for day 1! YAY!

4 comments:

Inspinration said...

Lovely sweaters, very creative to use the masks fabric!

Leonie said...

Way cute! love your animal clothing makes!

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

I think they look better on jumpers, not as masks :)

aus_chick said...

My 3 y/o would adore this! Good thing she is in bed ;-)