Tuesday, October 20, 2015

KCW: Pillow case sweater

In my first Kids Clothes Week I turned two pillow cases into clothes, one became a dress, the other a sweater. I still had some pillow cases left from last year and it was high time to turn another one into something wearable. A pillow case disguised as clothing fits the theme, right? My son, who missed out on the action last year (because the sweater actually stayed in his sisters closet) got first pick. He choose a jaguar who seems to be hiding, ready to pounce. The animal is probably disguised in a bush or shadow.



I again used the Billie pattern, I will probably try the other Billie versions as well, soon, or maybe later, but for now I am just very content with this easy recipe. The raglan shape frames the animal's head nicely. On the original picture the jaguar has ears. Those ears were just cut of by the bodice shape, and I decided to use them in the sweater. The left ear's picture is slightly different than the shape I cut the ear in, but I think it still looks great. I fixated the (lined) ears my hand with a small stitch on the sleeve.



The fall fabric and the brown circles are both from Joyfits, I bought them probably two years ago, so they are out of stock. The leaves of the fall fabric disguise small animals. I used the fall fabric here already and I have some other plans with it for this week. It is the ultimate fall fabric and I feel I have to use it in the right season. I lined the pillow case front with an upcycled shirt.



The shirt was a quick and easy sew, so I wanted to add an extra detail and I went for thumb holes. I have been planning to sew them for months but always forget my plans when I am cutting. My son loves them. I used this tutorial to make them.



He is very happy with his new sweater so he didn't mind the shoot (because he is allowed to wear the clothes after). He even was in for showing his "angry jaguar" face.


I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian).  

14 comments:

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    1. En ik heb ook even je eerdere kussensloopkleding bekeken, ook leuk!

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    2. Ja die oren wilde ik al heel lang ergens opnaaien, heerlijk idee.

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  2. Superidee met die oren zo! Je ziet ze dikwijls afgeknipt maar je hebt me inspiratie gegeven ;) Hij is er gelukkig mee, zo te zien!

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  3. Ik weet al precies wat mijn jongens zouden zeggen als ze dit zagen: Vet cool!

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    1. Ik vreesde dat de mouwen misschien te wild zouden zijn, maar ik denk dat het inderdaad een cool geheel is geworden.

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  4. That's it, I'm now on the lookout for cool pillowcases. Your sweater is fab.

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    1. In the Netherlands the stores are full with it, I presume in the UK they also shouldn't be hard to find.

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  5. Love that sweater. Totally dig it. The ears are so fun!

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  6. Heel leuk gedaan! En die duimgaten moet ik toch echt eens gaan uitproberen :-)

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