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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kid's Clothes Week: Upcycled Sweater with Shooting and Elbow Patches

Day two of Kid's Clothes Week resulted in an upcycled sweater for Gus.  Originally I'd thought the sweater would be for my two year old Miles, but some errors in my pattern drafting resulted in a smaller version, perfect for my big 5 month old.  

The oatmeal colored sweater used to be my dad's.  I've always loved it, and it's been in the refashion pile for quite some time.  I added some faux snake skin elbow patches, shooting patches, and a back panel for some visual interest.  I ended up quilting the patches to secure the layers of fabric, and I really like the way it turned out.

A bit shiny but super cute on my little dude.

A view of the back. . .

...and a view of Gus' back. 

Sewing success.


Charity said...

How cute is Gus in that? I like the patches. =)

Ruby Murray said...

Oh my gosh love it. The back is so cute too.