Newsletter-photo

Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

Peapard Sweater

Added Dec 14, 2013

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_thumb

Views

1307

Peapardsweater1_large

Description

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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Blouse
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Other
Material
Blends, Knits/Jersey

9 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Burda_profilbild_large

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

    Great fabric, well done!

  • Denise_wild_lovesewing_large

    Dec 20, 2013, 12.06 AMby Denise Wild

    Great fabric choice, saxsilverain! Such a unique top!

    1 Reply
    • Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_large

      Dec 20, 2013, 08.27 PMby saxsilverain

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

  • 100_2178a_large

    Dec 16, 2013, 02.55 PMby kisses

    Beautiful fabric

    1 Reply
    • Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_large

      Dec 20, 2013, 08.17 PMby saxsilverain

      thank you, indeed it is! :)

  • Wp_20141224_010_large

    Dec 15, 2013, 08.20 AMby nrobson

    stylee!

    1 Reply
  • Image7_large

    Dec 14, 2013, 02.45 PMby Ellen Hatteland

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

    1 Reply
    • Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_large

      Dec 14, 2013, 07.22 PMby saxsilverain

      haha, me too! thanks heaps!

  • P1030031-2_large

    Dec 14, 2013, 02.00 PMby zoaki

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

  • Dsc00015_large

    Dec 14, 2013, 01.43 PMby pamchar

    The fabric is so beautiful!

    1 Reply
    • Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_large

      Dec 14, 2013, 07.21 PMby saxsilverain

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

  • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

    Dec 14, 2013, 01.05 PMby Mary Athey

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

    1 Reply
    • Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_large

      Dec 14, 2013, 01.16 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks Mary, i absolutely LOVE the fabric! :D

  • P1030031-2_large

    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?

    1 Reply
    • Bd108cac0a8824476921567ec40331c07e237efe_large

      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.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 1 person added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/peapard-sweater?image=353530