I Heart Birds

So, it turns out I have quite a few lengths of fabric in my stash with birds on them.

None of which I used for this challenge. Whoops!

But never fear, there is still a bird involved!

My lovely friend (and fellow editor) Mel bought this awesome hearts printed poly knit at The Fabric Warehouse a while back, and the moment she showed it to me I Had To Have It. Immediately!!! And once I had it, I needed (yes, needed!) a cropped sweater in it.

Bird Heart Bonnie sweater | Modern Vintage Cupcakes

I made the Bluegingerdoll Bonnie knit top pattern – the cropped version, with a scoop neck and long sleeves. It was my first time making a Bluegingerdoll pattern – I’ve been curious about them for a while, but none of the styles really jumped out at me as something I needed in my wardrobe. When the Bonnie top came out, I figured it was a good time to try out one of their patterns (even though, yes, I could make nearly the same garment using some of my own patterns, haha!).

Bird Heart Bonnie sweater | Modern Vintage Cupcakes

The pattern is quick to make, and cute to wear. I’ve been wearing this so many times since I made it!

The fabric sewed up well too – super easy with an overlocker/serger. Gotta love quick projects like this. 🙂

I took care to align the hearts down the centre front and centre back. And also when I went to sew in the label, I aligned the heart on the fabric patch directly over the heart on the back of the jumper.

Bird Heart Bonnie jumper | Modern Vintage Cupcakes

And as for the bird? I wanted to play around with the hearts design of this fabric, and highlight one of the hearts in some way. I was playing around with ideas, and then it hit me – I could put a bird on it!

So I roughy stitch-sketched a bird on the heart on one sleeve, near the wrist. Yeah! Bird!

Bird Heart Bonnie jumper | Modern Vintage Cupcakes

(Now I really should get back to making something with one of those bird-print fabrics in my stash….)

Want to read more? There’s a post on my blog about it, too. 🙂

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