Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What else to do with 8 yards of yellow sweatshirt fleece.

After I received such a big order of fabric, I decided that I had to use it up, so my lucky 7 year old would get a yellow hoodie too. Now, how to make it cool? After some time brainstorming it was obvious! (after the nude troll episode) What is cool and yellow?




thus, a LEGO BATMAN hoodie was born.

Batman does not eat nachos.

Once I finally had the lego theme, it became kind of fun. Although I wanted to do something rather quick, and appliques are never quick, and neither are zippers what with my inability to put one in right. Unpicked that sucker 3 times. Sigh. He likes it, and does not resemble a banana. Hurrah.

I only work in black and sometimes very, very, very dark gray.

What to do with 8 yards of Yellow Sweatshirt Fabric

I ordered yellow sweatshirt knit from my favorite online fabric vendor, fabricmart, and they sent a bit extra. Actually, four yards more than I requested. So... this banana colored fabric trailed around our house for a bit, a swathe of deadly poison river and the yellow brick road while I pondered what to do with the garish, I mean, glorious addition to my already overflowing stash.

I made up the obvious, yellow monkey hoodie for the blindingly bright-loving 3 year old. We call it, Monkey in the Hood.

I used Ottobre pattern something size 110, because shoulderwise, she's a few sizes larger than her body. This size discrepancy gives me panic attacks every time I sew for her. I still haven't figured out how to adjust patterns to be big enough and not too big...

Can you see the pockets and lining? MONKEYS!!! Oh yes. My 9 year old designed the applique. She astonishes me with her ambition and follow through.

Hardly necessary to say how much she likes it. Yellow is now her favorite color. She is my sunshine!

For my mother, because she wanted to see my happy birthday to me outfit, got the linen jacket done. Yay! Also the red riding hood felt doll ...