KCWC leftovers: Geographic Manligan

I swear there was every intent of starting and finishing this project during KCWC! But ya know it just didn’t happen, being show time at the circus and all. Archie’s teeth op went fine, naturally he thought the whole thing was pretty amusing while mummy rocked herself back and forth in the corner. With that out of the way, I’ve snatched a few moments at the sewing machine to transform the last few scraps of my geometric dress into a mod-manligan for Hudson, to go next to his old-manligan from last KCWC. The knit fabric is light enough for spring, so I’m hoping it will get some wear before he grows / it gets too hot / it gets completely trashed. Why I’m drawn to light / white fabrics when I sew for my dirt-loving boys I do not know. Maybe its because it makes them look clean.
Pattern: Darling Cardigan pattern by Owly Baby.
Fabric: Pre-loved knit dress + ribbing.
Mods: I went for a narrow band along the bottom instead of a wide one, purely for cosmetic reasons.
So there ya go! After this KCWC I’m having a bit of an inspiration overload so I’ll leave you with some of my personal fav’s from the flickr pool by some seriously creative mamas. Thanks Meg for another amaze-balls KCWC!

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  • IeneMienewrote:

    Oh, so nice!!

  • Laurawrote:

    Such a cool cardigan, that print is amazing. Love the choice of yellow buttons with turquoise ribbing too. I just made my first one of these, still got to finish hacking the bottom button hole though but it’s a fantastic pattern.

  • Venus-Suburbia Soupwrote:

    Love it!

  • lamina@do a bitwrote:

    What a fab little top! Love triangles!

  • Heidi Jowrote:

    Love the manligan! That fabric is pretty awesome. Thanks for including my little man’s pants. I can’t wait to make more. I’m hoping to thrift some fun prints soon…. fingers crossed. And props for being a brave mom. It’s crazy how resilient kids are when we moms are totally traumatized. Ha ha.

  • gingermakeswrote:

    So cute! I would totally wear that cardigan!

  • Luna D Signwrote:

    WOW! I reallt love the clothes, the colours and the patterns! It makes me so happy!

  • Counterpanewrote:

    This cardigan turned out great. I love the yellow button pop!
    I was inspired by all of the cardigans that showed up during KCWC too- I’m going to check out this pattern.
    And thanks for including my boy’s upcycled sweatshirt. He’s lovin’ it!

  • Johannawrote:

    Love the cardigan!, am reminded that I really, really need to finally make M a cardigan! soon, I swear 🙂

  • Kelli Wardwrote:

    Love these!

  • craftoholicwrote:

    Fab cardi! I just found your blog and I’m sooo inspired to start making clothes for my 16 month old, I love how cool and kid-friendly your projects are, plus all the up/recycling – my head is spinning with ideas. I just bought a serger (and signed up for a how-to class for it too, those tension dials are a mystery) and wondered whether you use one or a coverstitch machine?


    • Cirque Du Bebewrote:

      Thanks Steph, I just use a regular serger and its a pretty basic model but I’ve heard a coverstitch machine makes things look really professional. Good luck figuring out the dials, its not as hard as it looks!

  • tidytipsywrote:

    So cute, I love the fabric/color combination! I’ve been looking around your blog and I seriously love every single thing you sew, kid’s stuff or your own! You have such an eye for great patterns and great fabric.

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