It's a case of who wore it better.
My latest upcycle project is this adorable sweater cardigan for my little guy. This used to be my hubby's sweater, but I found it in the pile of cast-offs, knowing it would be perfect for a sewing project someday. When Kids Clothes Week announced the upcycle theme for this go around I was SO excited! Many of my projects are upcycles (see here, here, here and here) since I don't have a big budget for all the beautiful fabrics on the market these days. Sigh, someday.
I LOVE this smile. He was so excited that I actually made something for him and even more so when I told him it used to be daddy's. He told everyone he came across, that it used to be daddy's and now it's his! Like it was some kind of magic trick. This is why I do it. My kids think I'm cool.
He might actually be saying "ta da"!
The pattern is Cool Cardigan by Blank Slate Patterns. Now this little guy is just about 4, but fits perfectly in size 3T clothes, however when I checked the measurements on this pattern he was a 2T. I went with that and I'm glad I did, because it is STILL big on him. He can still wear it with a little roll at the sleeves. So it's not too bad. And on the bright side, he will be able to wear this for well over a year, I'm sure. I look forward to making another. Maybe one for my girlie with one of my old sweaters.
And the before picture when it used to be my hubby's sweater.