Sunday, October 14, 2012

KCWC Day 7: The "Not Your Average Pullover" Pullover

Cowl Neck Pullover

I'm not sticking by the name, but I think the pullover is a keeper.  Or is it still a hoodie?  I'm never sure.

Cowl Neck Pullover

Honestly, it's project that turned out differently than I had originally planned.  I've had the GI Joe t-shirt for ages because I couldn't find the right color contrast knit to compliment the graphic.  Who knew GI Joe had it's own color scheme?

I was so thrilled when I stumbled across the red knit I used to make these and realized it would work for the recycled GI Joe t-shirt hoodie I'd been planning on.  Somewhere along the way, while wasting time on Pinterest, I came across this sweatshirt from Scotch Shrunk and knew I had to have a go at a cowl neck for one of the boys.  Thus was born, the "Not Your Average Pullover" pullover.

I started with Little Blue Boo's Recycled T-Shirt Hoodie as a base and added the cowl neck in place of the hood.  I made sure the waistband was a bit smaller than the body so it would bubble up when worn.

The weather and light have gotten increasingly poor over the week, so I apologize for the poor photo quality.  I've learned a lot over the last few years of blog photos through trial and error but I'm still struggling with lighting issues when the weather's not so great.  Normally, on a day with the sun playing more peak than boo, I steer clear from attempting photos, but since it's the last day of KCWC, I had to have something to show for my sewing efforts.

My favorite part are the mismatched buttons.  I'd thinking the next one needs to be done in stripes but I fear this project walks the line between fashionable and comfy.  We'll see how the big guy feels about the tall neck later in the day.  How about your kids?  Are they turtleneck haters?

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  1. I love this, I think it is absolutely gorgeous! Maybe you should trace a pattern to share with the rest of us! :)

  2. Wow really really neat. I've really enjoyed all your KCWC projects! Very inspiring.


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