Saturday, February 1, 2014

Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop: V-Neck Cardigan Sew-A-Long

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Nikolai has a total of 1 sweater and 1 jacket. I am not the type of person that does laundry everyday for the little dude and his skin can't handle the soap that we use to wash our clothes. Poor little man... 

He has also been a bit jealous of the clothes that I have sewn up for Samara. She needs a little more than he does; she is growing out of her clothes much faster at this point than he is. So I decided to join in on the *Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop's Sew-A-Long for the V-Neck cardigan.

The Berry Bunch: Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop: Camo V-Neck Cardigan

Another reason I have not sewn up anything for Nikolai is because Brandon is picky (you mean pink isn't ok? hehe). Most of my fabric options are old clothes of mine, and those are just too girly for a little boy. But, we have this awesome fabric store in town that sells knits for 2.99/yard. I have found Michael Miller (one of my favorites) and other designers there. But really, the price is not bad at all! And, I found some incredible camo prints there! How can a boy not love camo? And how cute would that be to have camo in a sweater!?! I also got pink camo for Samara too! So matching sweaters for the two of them it is! I know, I know, it should have been just a Nikolai thing.

The Berry Bunch: Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop: Camo V-Neck Cardigan

I am debating putting pearl snaps on Samara's cardigan. I think it would be cute, but maybe too much? I'm not sure.

I think these were super cute. And once I finished Nikolai's, Samara's went fairly fast. Even the neck binding was not that difficult!

One thing though. She says to use a tearaway paper when doing the buttonholes. I suggested to listen to that advice. the first buttonhole on Nikolai's got bunched and stretched, it was just a big knot. Well, buttonhole stitches are very hard to rip out and stabbing yourself with a seam ripper will hurt. It hurts pretty bad. And it leaves a whole. Don't get a hole in your thumb and use some tear away to put a hole in the cardigan... ouch...

If you are interested in sewing up a pair for your little ones, click here to visit Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop and see what else may inspire you! She has discount codes too for multiple purchases so don't forget to check those out!

Happy Sewing!

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