Tuesday, 21 April 2015

KCW Day 3: Hooded Bunny Scarf

Isabelle Bunny Scarf collage

Today for day 3 of Kid's Clothes Week (and still in keeping with the ‘Wild Things’ theme) I made this super cute bunny hooded scarft for Isabelle. The pattern for this is by the very talented Lisa of Big Little (go and check out her beautiful blog for lovely handmakes, gorgeous kids – one of which is brand spanking new, and wonderful patterns.) This make is a pre-test of this pattern … BUT it’s almost ready to undergo testing, so if you’re interested follow Big Little on Facebook, or join the Big Little pattern group on Facebook so you don’t miss the testing call!

Here are some more details about the pattern in case you’re interested: The sizing will go from baby right through to ladies. It can be made as a hooded scarf, or as a hooded cowl  (buttons/velcros together at the neck.) It’s a great scrap buster and can be made from recycled materials and  it makes for a great handmade birthday present for your children's school friends etc. You can also make so many different animals – fox, cat, bear, giraffe… to name a few!

Isabelle's bunny scarf

Today was a bit busy and I knew I was going to find it hard to steal an hour or so to sew. I did manage to find an hour between 4-5pm, but I needed to get all the sewing and photos done in this time because it’s Autumn here now and daylight savings ended not long ago, so I was literally racing the daylight!

Because of this, and the fact that (despite being bribed with dried nutrigrain (?)) my model was less co-operative than the other day; which resulted in me getting photos that don’t quite do this hooded scarf justice! (I guess my daughter’s short-lived ‘modelling career’ has officially peaked!)

For fabric I used some pink wool that I scored at the op shop a while back for the outer. (I also used this for her Anna Cape, also a Big Little pattern.) For the lining I used scraps of a cream and black polka fabric from spotlight that I had in my stash – I didn’t quite have enough for the whole thing, so I used a vintage floral cotton for the scarf part.

I think I’m going to have to make one of these for Pipi – she’d be such a cute wee bunny!

What are you sewing at the moment? Are you joining in with KCW?

Jen x

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