I bought this top in the charity shop a while back. Once a shapeless striped tunic or maybe mini dress, it had ‘possibility’ written all over it! The fabric was great quality, I couldn’t leave it behind, a heavy jersey knit in a bright mint green and navy. Ripe for an up cycle.
Of course, I had to make a sweatshirt and as usual Bertie was the lucky recipient. There was enough fabric to make the front and sleeves, for the back I used a plain navy knit. I used a navy ribbing on the neck, cuffs and waistband. Again, I worked from the Brindille and Twig Raglan Sweatshirt pattern. I think he has been wearing it for about a year now. It still looks great and has washed really well.
I stumbled upon a few pieces of this fabric last week in my (giant) box of scraps. While churning out another self drafted sweatshirt for Monty, I thought I might just use it up.
I think it’s a success, the shoulder pads add that bit of interest to an essentially boring raglan sleeve sweatshirt. And yet again, Bertie manages to match one of his big brothers.
Woo hoo, I love an up cycle, it gives me a huge sense of satisfaction – sad, I know!