A Glitter Panda Coco Sweater

Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com

Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com
Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com

Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com

Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com
Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com

CARMOUFLAGE PANDA

Oh, I love this sweater! It’s one of my favourite makes this winter and – hooray – it’s actually mine to wear and not a gift I made for someone else. I got to keep this baby!

pattern: self-drafted variation of Coco (Tilly & The Buttons)
fabric: fleece-backed sweatshirt by Königreich der Stoffe 
amount: ~ 1m
cost: 14,99€
duration: ~1 hr

Tilly and the Buttons Coco and Agnes patterns turned out to be my pattern base for all sorts of self-drafted sweaters, shirts and sweater dresses. They really come in handy this way. I used the Coco as a base to draft this little sweater. I wanted a very minimalist sweater silhouette to showcase this really cute glitter fabric.

So I made the bodice quite boxy and widened the sleeves a bit more. Apparently, I didn’t account for the fleece-backed sweatshirt fabric having basically zero stretch, so they ended up a bit too tight nonetheless. The knit-look of the fabric tricked me. I really should’ve noticed the missing stretch before cutting, though. But hey – these things still happen even after over 7 years of sewing…

The fabric is brilliant, right? It’s from Königreich der Stoffe, a German online shop (shipping international) I gushed over before. It was quite expensive, but I had a massive gift card to burn that I got for my birthday last year.

The sweater’s been in the wash a couple of times and so far the gold glitter doesn’t come off. It’s super warm and cosy and the fabric breathes well, as it’s a 80% cotton/ 20% poly mix.
I got some really lovely comments whenever I wore it and most people didn’t even notice the panda bears!

Panda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.comPanda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.comPanda Coco Sweater by Thisblogisnotforyou.com

Really loving this project! I will wear it as often as I can before it gets too warm.

Do you have any pattern recommendation for our current sweater weather?

xx

Charlie


Happy sewing!

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