Today Sarah is showing off her adorable guy in his equally adorable Cool Cardigan – take it away, Sarah!
It’s time for Little E’s debut in some Blank Slate clothes! He’s just getting to the age where he can actually stand still and give me some good photos, so I figured I’d sew for him this time. This is the Cool Cardigan, a closet staple and such a great layering piece! This is worn layered over a white bodysuit with some khakis – I ran out of time, but really wanted to make him an orange bow tie and dress it up, but this works too. I used one of daddy’s old sweaters for the main blue fabric and a grey ponte knit for the contrast bands.
Of course, I used Kam Snaps instead of buttons. It’s WAY harder for him to undo snaps, so this cardi stays on much longer! I sewed it up entirely on my serger which made for a very quick project. I made the neckband slightly narrower than the pattern calls for but that was just personal preference (I use #20 snaps, and thought they might look too small with the wider band).
I put a piece of tape on the floor, so my children know where to stand for photos (this is in my living room, so I’m attempting to avoid the return air vent and a coffee table 😉 ) but the tape often is way more fun than posing!
If you have a little boy and are stumped for boy sewing, try this cardigan – super easy and versatile! Add some elbow patches for even more class! The pattern includes patch pockets as an option as well for lots of color-blocking options.
You can’t go wrong with a classic cardigan. This pattern works for boys and girls, just switch sides on the snaps/buttons and you’re set to go!