Sunday, January 27, 2013

Heidi & Finn - Ballet Sweater

I've always loved the style of Heidi and Finn's patterns and have always checked out their Flickr group for inspiration.  Lots of people use their patterns during KCWC for good reason - they're generally pretty simple, and very cool style-wise.

I follow their blog and got a chance to test a new pattern - a very cute ballet-inspired sweater:

The directions were perfectly clear - lots of pictures which is good because I'm not really big on reading directions....until, of course, I screw up....

This was made from a sweater of mine that I never wore.  I made it in a size 3T and it literally fits perfectly.  Sleeve length, everything.  I finished it in probably an hour and a half or so, with the usual constant interruptions from the kid......she wore it all day yesterday which is a huge success.  Since I finished it toward the end of the day, I believe there may be some food residue on it for this morning's photos, so please excuse them!


I will definitely make this again, but next time, will either use a knit band for the waist tie, or a strip of chiffon.  The ribbon was too slippery, and kept slipping down so she ended up with a ribbon around her toddler belly.....
Thanks to Heidi and Finn for letting me test their pattern - I'm sure it will be a hit!

6 comments:

  1. adorable! I'll have to try this pattern.

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    1. Thanks!! It's very easy to sew...and the kid likes it!

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  2. Just bought one of these from the dance studio for my 8yo, and now the 5yo wants one.
    I've seen so many of your O+S pics on Flickr. Didn't realize you blogged and had no idea Julia was adopted. Certainly seems meant to be ;)

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    1. Yes, we believe she was meant for us too! And I highly recommend this pattern, so dont buy one for your younger daughter...make one!

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  3. Oh, this is so sweet, she looks adorable!!! i really like the sweater fabric source, what a lovely way to make use of your old clothes.

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  4. It looks soooo sweet with this fabric, I love it!!

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