I made this sweater merging a hoodie pattern and the sweater pattern from Ottobre 4/2007, # 26.
I bought the soft green fabric two weeks ago and mixed it with blues from my stash. The red-pinkish fabric for the hood and binding is from a T-shirt I bought second-hand.
On the front, I added Kikker (Frog), a character from a Dutch children’s book. I printed an image of him from the internet on transfer paper and ironed it on an old off-white T-shirt. I’m very curious how it will hold in the laundry. Usually, I use a stabilizer with glue for my appliqués, but this time I only used it on the white part, not on the border. If the frog will faint, I can easily remove it without leaving traces.
The construction was a bit of a puzzle, because I barely had enough blue fabric.
But I really liked the challenge.
I loved to play around with the fabrics and I love the result. I hope Pelle can wear this often. If he grows out of it, I might enlarge it by removing the binding and adding some sweater fabric in that zesty pinkish-red color (because I have just about the same color in a sweater fabric in my stash, which is purely coincidence, because it was a gift). But that’s for the future. For now, I’m definitely going to use this pattern again, because it gives me so much possibilities to mix and match. And for me, that’s one of the great delights of sewing.