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.
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!).
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.
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!
(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. 🙂