Lily designed this sweater for our guest post over at the Kids Inspiration For Design series at Me Sew Crazy last week. Lily was so excited to show off her design! Here is a small excerpt of her post.
My mom asked me to design something for a popular blog Me Sew Crazy..So what do you think I said? YES! She said I should do something “Fallish” so I decided to make a fall colored poncho. I was very inspired by a scarf in a sewing book. My poncho is made up of wool and cashmere patchwork squares. My mom sewed it for me”
I made it from a pile of my thrifted sweaters. It was really easy to make. I cut out 6 inch squares and sewed them together in rows. then I left a little opening for her neck. Sewed on some trim, and voila , I was done!
Making a template
laying out he design
As you can see here, I used a serger. It took about an hour to mak eit. the longest part was cutting all of the pieces.
Would you believe this got thrown in the wash yesterday and it SHRUNK?
Hopefully I can wash it again and stretch it back out. That’s what happens when kids do the laundry….