Yesterday, I showed you two garments made with Sofilantjes'* newest pattern, the Semper Sweater*. Today, the last day of the release sale, I am showing you two more sweaters. I made this dog sweater because I was not satisfied with the pocket print blocking on the raccoon version. This one has the same fabric on the pockets as on the main front. I really like it, the combination of these two fabrics was not my idea, I just took it from her (scroll to the bottom of that post).
sweater is intended for my son, but he was not in the mood to pose (I added two of his pictures to give you a good chuckle, so feel free to do so). I
took him away from his computer game without warning, so it was my own
fault of course ;). Fortunately my daughter was kind enough to pose in
the sweater, she really likes the sweater, so the sweater might even move
to her closet. Who do you think wears it best (and yes, that is the same pair of trousers, I just loved the color combi, it is short on her, but it does not show like this)? The dog
fabric is from Stoffenelf.
have been intentionally focussing on short sleeved items lately, but
like I said yesterday, my son does not agree. He wants to me able to
wear his new clothes now, and not wait for the spring that seems to take for
ever to arrive. While he was ranting, he also said he was also disappointed
that I had not made something from the fluffy fabric I bought last year.
I had apparently promised him something for winter, because the fabric
is rather warm, but I did not deliver. I realized he was right and sewed
up this ensemble the next day. The robot fabric is nicki jersey from Lillestoff, so my son can not stop caressing it.
I am not a fan of using the same fabric for tops and bottoms. Even if
you use your prettiest fabric it will look like a PJ or track suit. My
son though, loves to wear the same fabric, he has a different fashion
sense. I have been winning the battle of not-wearing the whole outfit to
school though. In theory, he is allowed to wear the sweater as a
standalone piece on plain trousers outside the house. It has not come to
that, for days he has been switching into this clothing
combination, the moment he gets home.
This is not an an
official neckline for the Semper, but it is easily created. The Semper
has a curved V neck which I slightly recut and added ribbing knit
(about 80% of the length of the neckline). I foresaw him sporting and
sleeping in this outfit, so I decided against a hood. The trousers of the
outfit are the Domi*, like last time I shortened the rise a bit because
my son likes to wear his trousers on his hips.
The pattern comes in sizes 12m/80
to 14/164 and is available in both Dutch* and English*
pdf. The pattern is still on sale, with a more than 40%
discount for only $5 (excl. tax) for a few more hourse (sale ends Thursday night European time).
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). If you buy anything through my
affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for
you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.