The love affair with sewing clothes for the grandchildren continues! Indeed, the eldest grandson now assumes that any item of clothing he receives from us must have been made by Granny :)
I knew as soon as I saw this panel that our elder grandson would love it, but it took a while for me to find a pattern that would work with it. This top is the Altitude Pullover from Peekaboo Patterns. I have made several of their pullover patterns for the boys in the past so knew that this would be pretty straightforward to put together, which it was.
There wasn't enough of the lava fabric for a hood so I used the cowl neck option instead. With necklines like these I always have a hard time working out which will be the right side and which the wrong as you will see in the top below made for the littler grandson :)
He loves a Highland Cow so when I came across this fabric and the matching co-ordinate in a destash group I just had to have it! The cowl neck took three attempts on this one as I strove to avoid having upside down Highland Coo's :) I ended up with the back of the topstitching showing on the collar, but as it is in a very jolly rainbow thread I didn't mind too much!
Of course I cannot make for the grandsons and not make something for our gorgeous granddaughter too! These are the Beep Beep Raglan and Lightening Leggings patterns from Waves and Wild. I was able to get the top from remnants of some lovely, soft brushed back French Terry so the little lady will be warm and snuggly in her new top.
On a recent trip to Newcastle I bought a load of swim fabric at 1st for Fabrics, which I have never sewn with before so that will be a new challenge for me. Wish me luck and if you have any tips I will be very happy to receive them :)