World cup left us -Brazilians- feeling both proud, by hosting such a fantastic event, and devastated by our the last two performance in the field. What an opportunity of a life time to be at home while the games were on. I really wanted to make a keepsake, something I would wear, reminding me of this once in a lifetime experience. I’m not one for a sporty look but love to mix and match sweaters with dressy items.
The White Russian
, from new pattern company Capital Chic
was a great match for what I had in mind. I wanted somehow to use Fuleco (world cup mascot) and some delicious and warm fabric from Trice
I was a lucky tester for the pattern, given the chance to look at the whole collection and pick something if I like it. Blog only if I had something to say. No commitments besides here is the beta version and that was it.
The main fabric accordingly with Trice is a stretchy sweater fleece that bought in San Francisco. After mentioning how I can never make a warm garment she sent me the left over of her Lola dress.
What a sweetheart! She wasn’t kidding… this is WARM! Like, I won’t be wearing till late December. The yellow fabric is some type of sweatshirt I bought on Ebay labeled as ribbing but although it came in a tubular shape it wasn’t the type of ribbing I actually wanted. ( My bomber jacket stills waits)
Fuleco nose and ears are fake leather (pleather) that I had left over.
The pattern size used was 12 and I didn’t needed to length anything. The only issue I had was with the neck band. I think this was mainly because the use of the two completely different fabrics that had different characteristics and levels of stretch. I’m thinking to redo it.
Otherwise, I’m very excited and happy with my make.
Such a warm sweatshirt in the middle of summer, completely out of season! Oh and I have a treat for you.
Sally kindly gave me an extra pattern (of winners choice) for one lucky HOP reader Wanna win? Comment!!!! Have you made anything out of season? Or do you plan your makes to suit the current weather?
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