Thursday, December 15, 2011

Am I seeing double (sweaters)?

That gorgeous snowflake sweater knit I got during my birthday fabric shopping trip has been well used!

I made my husband a sweater out of it first, as that was the reason I had purchased it. Turns out to be a great fit, but I somehow missed that this fabric says hand wash and lay flat to hubby hates special care fabrics. I hope he doesn't mind too much, I mean I'll be washing it, not him! lol. And it's just for winter after all. :) I had a lot left over after making his sweater, though.

I made a little sweater for Liz from Jalie 2805, but that hardly used any fabric at all! I still had a good amount left though not quite enough to make a long sleeved sweater for myself, and I thought a short sleeved sweater would look tacky on me in this fabric. Then it occured to me; my dad occasionally wears sweater vests! I didn't have a pattern for one, but I thought if I just took the sleeves off of Kwik Sew 3299 (the same pattern I had used for my hubbies sweater) and altered the armsyth a bit, it would work, and it did!

I am really proud of my re-design of that pattern, and the great fit on my dad! So now my loved ones have nice matching holiday sweaters. Liz just loves matching Dad and Grandpa, too. :)


  1. Awesome !!!!!! Everyone looks great. Do you have any left? Make a hat for yourself.

  2. Mary, I do have a bit left, probably enough for a nice hat. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. That's a lovely sweater knit. And what a great idea for the vest!