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Peapard Sweater

Added Dec 14, 2013

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






i never cared much about animal prints. ESPECIALLY leopards. but then i saw Kenzo SS13 collection. i could’ve dissed it like any other animal print trends over the years, but the way they made it look fun and cartoony (meaning: not trying to actually look like real animal skin) got me into liking it & wanting to own a fun leopard print clothing item.

so when i saw the perfect fabric, i decided to give it a try. at first, when i was thinking of making some Kenzo-inspired sweater, i thought if i was lucky enough i’d probably land myself a crazy-coloured leopard print knit fabric… like in pink or purple. didn’t think i would get THIS lucky to find a leopard print AND peacock print in one knit fabric! :D so i call this sweater “Peapard”, from peacock and leopard. ha!

since the print itself is already crazy enough, i decided to just make a simple sweater out of it. i used a combination of pattern no. 123 and 124 of the April 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.

since i don’t have serger/overlocker, i tend to avoid sewing stretchy fabrics like jersey and knits. but the coolest prints usually come in those fabrics, so i sometimes gave in and tried sewing them anyway. this was the first time i sew this kind of acrylic/polyamide knit fabric, and i must say, the sleeve cuffs and hem were tricky to do. but nevertheless i succeeded, and am so proud of the result!

oh, and of course i had to add metal studs to the collar. you can barely see them, but they give just the perfect amount of bling to the sweater.

Material Notes

about 1,5 m of acrylic/polyamide knit,
a few metal studs to your liking.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Other
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Mar 11, 2014, 06.03 AMby HOUSE-OF-PHILO

    Great fabric, well done!

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    Dec 20, 2013, 12.06 AMby Denise Wild

    Great fabric choice, saxsilverain! Such a unique top!

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      Dec 20, 2013, 08.27 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you! you just made my day with your lovely comment. :)

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    Dec 16, 2013, 02.55 PMby kisses

    Beautiful fabric

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      Dec 20, 2013, 08.17 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, indeed it is! :)

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    Dec 15, 2013, 08.20 AMby nrobson


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    Dec 14, 2013, 02.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    I love this kind of Crazy fabric – and for sure; You look great :-)) Well done!

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      Dec 14, 2013, 07.22 PMby saxsilverain

      haha, me too! thanks heaps!

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    Dec 14, 2013, 02.00 PMby zoaki

    Ok, I know the shop, too bad you got the last piece :D And thanks for answering!

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    Dec 14, 2013, 01.43 PMby pamchar

    The fabric is so beautiful!

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      Dec 14, 2013, 07.21 PMby saxsilverain

      it is, i was so lucky to find it! :D

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    Dec 14, 2013, 01.05 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you and you have styled it so well. Fabulous fabric x

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      Dec 14, 2013, 01.16 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks Mary, i absolutely LOVE the fabric! :D

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    Dec 14, 2013, 12.56 PMby zoaki

    Love it! I live in Estonia and occasionally visit Finland as well, could you tell me where did you get the fabric from?

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      Dec 14, 2013, 01.15 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks! i got it from a fabric store called Eurokangas in Helsinki keskusta, but it was from the kilo boxes, so there was only this one piece (and i bought the whole piece!). not sure if they still have it.

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