Thursday, March 31, 2016

Semper Sweater part two

Yesterday, I showed you two garments made with Sofilantjes'* newest pattern, the Semper Sweater*. Today, the last day of the release sale, I am showing you two more sweaters. I made this dog sweater because I was not satisfied with the pocket print blocking on the raccoon version. This one has the same fabric on the pockets as on the main front. I really like it, the combination of these two fabrics was not my idea, I just took it from her (scroll to the bottom of that post).

The sweater is intended for my son, but he was not in the mood to pose (I added two of his pictures to give you a good chuckle, so feel free to do so). I took him away from his computer game without warning, so it was my own fault of course ;). Fortunately my daughter was kind enough to pose in the sweater, she really likes the sweater, so the sweater might even move to her closet. Who do you think wears it best (and yes, that is the same pair of trousers, I just loved the color combi, it is short on her, but it does not show like this)? The dog fabric is from Stoffenelf.

I have been intentionally focussing on short sleeved items lately, but like I said yesterday, my son does not agree. He wants to me able to wear his new clothes now, and not wait for the spring that seems to take for ever to arrive. While he was ranting, he also said he was also disappointed that I had not made something from the fluffy fabric I bought last year. I had apparently promised him something for winter, because the fabric is rather warm, but I did not deliver. I realized he was right and sewed up this ensemble the next day. The robot fabric is nicki jersey from Lillestoff, so my son can not stop caressing it.

Personally, I am not a fan of using the same fabric for tops and bottoms. Even if you use your prettiest fabric it will look like a PJ or track suit. My son though, loves to wear the same fabric, he has a different fashion sense. I have been winning the battle of not-wearing the whole outfit to school though. In theory, he is allowed to wear the sweater as a standalone piece on plain trousers outside the house. It has not come to that, for days he has been switching into this clothing combination, the moment he gets home.

This is not an an official neckline for the Semper, but it is easily created. The Semper has a curved V neck which I slightly recut and added ribbing knit (about 80% of the length of the neckline). I foresaw him sporting and sleeping in this outfit, so I decided against a hood. The trousers of the outfit are the Domi*, like last time I shortened the rise a bit because my son likes to wear his trousers on his hips.

The pattern comes in sizes 12m/80 to 14/164 and is available in both Dutch* and English* pdf. The pattern is still on sale, with a more than 40% discount for only $5 (excl. tax) for a few more hourse (sale ends Thursday night European time).

I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.  


  1. Allemaal om te mooier! Leuke foto's!

  2. oh, ik had niet door dat het eigenlijk niet als pyjama bedoeld was ;)

    enne, laat de hondjes semper idd maar in de kast van de oudste - het staat haar echt leuk.

  3. Prachtige stukken, heerlijk om te lezen en te kijken

  4. Allemaal mooi! De hondjes zou ik aan de dochter geven ze is er duidelijk erg blij mee! En ik ben akkoord met jou, dezelfde print boven en onder heeft een hoog pyjama-gehalte, eens ze een bepaalde leeftijd overschrijden. Maar thuis: gewoon doen!