Friday, June 7, 2013

Another Hotshot

Do you think I love this knitting pattern?

I think the answer must be "yes"!

This time I selected the largest size I could make with what I had remaining from Josh's Hotshot but this time added a contrast trim. Mr K selected a collar over a hood.

I find vests are much more practical for our weather and get alot more wear over longer-sleeved woollies.

It took a bit longer than my previous versions, having to knit larger sizes means more knitting time is required! 

Yarn: 100pure wool (colour: Gentle Knight)
Pattern: Hotshot by The Little Rascals

Five pattern ideas for your boy to get 'on-trend'

Following on from my inspiration board in my previous post, I've been searching around for some pattern ideas to help boys get the 'catwalk' look to be on-trend this summer.  I hope this inspires you to get creative for your boy.  

 Catwalk 1


Shoulder bag - All the catwalk kids have them. This is a free pattern from Burda.

Bermuda shorts - Solid, striped, patterned, checkered, trimmed, cuffed, flowing, structured, casual and dressy, laying a foundation for the exciting styling possibilities.  Check them out at the catwalks of SS12 Pitti Bimbo

Catwalk 2

Blazer - Needs to be shorter though for 'hip layering and effortless, pulled in look' (again see the Boys Be Cool website). Another Burda pattern available from a sewing store (PS. Spotlight have two for one on patterns at the moment).  

Engineer's cap - Free tutorial to get the Little Workers' look. Check the sizes available.

Skinny jeans - Preferably in pastel, print or a bright colour for a fashionable look. 

Disclaimer: Please check the sizing before purchasing/downloading patterns and I haven't tried any of the above patterns (yet) so I look forward to seeing your creations. 

Now which one should I add to my 'to-do' list?  

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Make this look Carla Zampatti

Carla Zampatti Make this look

Short Dresses - Seafoam Bamboo Sheath
$605 -

I have been constantly tempted by this pattern and found the perfect, stylish designer 'look alike'.  The pattern version has more of a 'cowl' neckline though which I think could be a good thing. I think this pattern really had me at 'make in one hour'!

Note: Pattern not yet purchased despite temptation....

Halloween Oliver & S Sketchbook Shirt

"Is that the shirt you started for Halloween last year?" Kaiden asks.

So perhaps my sewing is not up to schedule but better late than never?

And this one should still fit this Halloween too. 

Mr K picked this fabric himself during a visit to Spotlight.

It is bright, boy and lots of fun.

The pattern is the Sketchbook Shirt by Oliver & S.  It is a nice, tailored shirt which was pretty easy to sew. I love the curved hem. 

Front view

 Photo bombed!


On the patch pocket I used an iron-on purchased ages ago, I think when K was only a toddler. 

Even though the weather has turned a bit cool here, he still can't wait to wear his new Mumma-made shirt! 

My pattern review is here: Pattern Review