Cardigans are probably one of my favorite items to wear.
In Minnesota dressing in layers is an art form.
The J.Crew Catalog we got in the mail today was a handbook in dressing in layers. I didn't even know J. Crew made kids clothes until I looked online last week. Of course it's all ridiculously expensive and serves only to incite lust.
I was inspired by this adorable J.Crew kids cardigan.
I love the constrasting colored zipper!
So i dug around in my fabric stash and came across this fabulous hot pink zipper and after a quick brush up online - learned how to insert an exposed zipper. No seam ripper needed!
Not too bad for my first try! Don't look too closely at ruffles (and now you will) because they're a little off. Luckily Lucy is always moving around so it won't be too noticeable.
To be honest, it's a bit ruffly for my taste. I think the front neckline should be a little lower, but I couldn't adjust the length of the zipper - so there it is!
She looks adorable in the cardi and I'm working on another version that has buttons and bows instead of ruffles. I hate gathering fabric into ruffles!
Here are the vintage buttons from a local shop.
Here's the work in progress- I wish it were my size!
I'm putting on 2 pockets with little black bows...so far I like it!
If it goes well I think this will be the next pattern in the shop.