domingo, 11 de março de 2018


I still can’t believe I missed a blog tour deadline. I am so sorry Suz! Things sometimes just don’t go the way we would like to…

But better late than never, right? So here is my Catherine Cardigan!
PATTERN: Catherine Cardigan by Sew Pony. Well, the Catherine Cardigan I’ve got to show you today isn’t actually a cardigan… Teresa was desperately in need of long sleeve tees so I made a couple of small changes to the pattern – inspired by the super talented Trine – and now Teresa has a new tee she loves. As she asked me to keep the pussy bow, I decided to cut a stripe of fabric to create a fake placket using the original placket pattern. Because I was making a tee, I’ve finished the neckline with a regular band, instead of the neckband provided, and the long sleeves with a hem, instead of a cuff. Hacking this pattern was super easy – for sure because it is such a nice pattern!

I am glad Teresa asked me to keep the pussy bow. Such a cute special detail, isn’t it?
FABRIC: Black slub cotton/linen knit from my local shop (Feiras dos Tecidos). I bought this piece of fabric long time ago not realizing it was too small to make something for myself. When I started sewing I didn’t think slub knit was appropriate for children clothes… I didn’t think black was suitable for children’s clothes either... But things change and now I feel like this combination is perfect for my pre-teen girl! Especially because I know she likes it and she will actually wear it. I wanted to make the central stripe and the bow in a different color but Teresa asked me to keep it simple so I did. It isn’t as photogenic – for blogging purposes -  but it works out so nicely in “real live”… We are happy!

Thank you so much Suz for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. Congrats on another great pattern!
Ines also wanted to take part of the photo shoot. Here she is wearing a couple of garments that never made the blog: After School pants by Oliver and S in denim from my local shop and Hemlock Top by Elegance and Elephants in Nosh Organic knit fabric.
Find theCatherine Cardigan Pattern at Sew Pony Shop and get inspired by all the gorgeous cardigans on the tour fallowing the links bellow.

2 comentários:

  1. It's lovely Marta!! I hope Teresa gets lots of wear out of it!!

    1. Thank you s much Suz!
      It is already in the washing machine as Teresa wore it this weekend just after I finished sewing it. ;-)