Sunday, June 29, 2014

For the Boy

Hugo's turn again!
Some comfy casual gear.
First up.....
The Newcastle cardigan by Thread Theory.
A very groovy soft jacket.
Certainly not your Nana's cardy.
The pattern suggests using self fabric for the collar but as I had the perfect match for the knit, I used ribbing.
I actually really like the finish it gives/
I chose to interface the under collar only.
The instructions suggest 'stitch in the ditching' on the shoulders but I also stitched the back facing in place.
Rather then press my seams open I finished them together and topstitched in place.
I didn't sew the front facing down, the buttons and button holes keep that in place.
The pattern takes you through a nifty cuff finish, I sewed mine as I would a basic jumper as I really thought I would have to shorten the sleeves, I figured I would be cutting them off.
I was wrong!
He likes it just the way it is!
He is not %100 sure about the colour but I wanted to use something I had, just in case he didn't fancy it.
I also had the perfect enamelled MOP buttons, again from my sweet friend Claire.
A neat fit, not tight but not sloppy.
He reckons grey or chocolate brown next time.
What do you think?

xx N

20 comments:

  1. Looking fab! I love the green, but can imagine it looking very sophisticated in a dark grey - can't wait to see what he chooses for the next one.

    Thanks for the tips on the pattern, Nicole. I'm very tempted!

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    1. Thank you Catherine.
      I think the green is growing on him and the fact that it is very sharp style, helps.

      We have just ordered charcoal knit, he insisted on paying for it, himself, getting such a young man!
      xx N

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  2. Can't tell you how much I love this! I showed Jay the pattern and he didn't like it. But then I have never seen him in a cardy. Ever.
    I like how it looks like a comfy blazer when it is unbuttoned.

    I think Hugo should go for grey, that's my vote in!!

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    1. Grey won!

      I am sorry Jay doesn't like it, Jed is a little unsure....
      Thank you!

      xx N

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  3. Looks fab on! My vote is for a dark charcoal grey too :-)
    I really want to make this for John - I do actually think he'd wear it :-)

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    1. Thank you Justine, he as actually worn it out and evidentially received several compliments of the female kind, so it was a success.

      I think it would suit John well.

      xx N

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  4. I think the green is actually perfect. It's much more youthful! I (think) I'm planning a red/navy windproof one for my hubby but first I'm trying it out on my dad in some very grandpa-esque dark grey knit with a cable self stripe. That one will look cardigan-ish!
    I like your finishing with the topstitching too.

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    1. I think your dad will look very handsome. Jed is keen for one but I am not sure if he is a bit tubby, he wants cream...... not sure about that.
      Cable self stripe sounds very nice.
      Thank you!
      xx n

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  5. I love how the cardigan looks sewn up! It will be quite snappy in a grey.:)

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    1. Thank you Cindy, Hugo was really keen at first and then wavered a bit, but I am glad I sewed it up.
      I have ordered some charcoal knit, hopefully I will get top it before the baby comes.
      xx N

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  6. Ooh, I love this! Very stylish. That's my favorite green, but I can definitely see brown or gray as a good choice. I have Thread Theory's pants pattern, but my hubby (like yours) wants to attain a different size before I make them up. Maybe I'll just make the for my boys in a few years (:

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    1. Jed is really keen on this cardy and the Jed trousers. He has lost a few kilos but we are off on Hols so I suspect they may sneak back on....
      Hugo would like the Jed shorts for school.
      Thank you Joy.
      xx N

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  7. Very impressive, Nicole! And what a dapper boy you've got :) I, too, think it would be amazing in a charcoal.

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    1. Thank you Melissa, I love that he loves clothes!
      xx N

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  8. It is so perfect! And, I personally have a soft spot for this color green. I dress a baby boy...not a young man. But, he had a marled grey, shawl-collar sweater from Gap last winter, and it literally went with everything and could be dressy or casual.

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    1. I found the perfect grey marl knit, I think wooden or cocoanut buttons will be the go.
      I do like this green too, I figured I would snitch it if he didn't wear it.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  9. Doing buttonholes on stretchy fabric would not be my favorite thing to do...

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  10. As it is interfaced, its no big deal Rachel. That said, I definitely did a few practice ones first.
    xx N

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