Today I’m going to tell you more about the boy look I sewed for my Starry Knights entry into Project Run & Play’s week 3 sew along for the theme All That Glitters.
First of all, I think most entries will be girl looks, due to the nature of the sewing prompt. So I challenged my sewing friends on Instagram to try and sew a boy look also. This is what I came up with.
To start with, the Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle is a great place to get some glitter/metallics happening. The buttons and zipper were the places I chose to accentuate with bright gold. I added two buttons to the tops of the pockets for even more glitter.
I used Sweatshirt Fleece Fabric-Navy from JoAnn Fabrics to make the Knight Hoodie, with Art Gallery Fabrics knit fabric for the sleeve and hem bands. The hammered gold buttons came from JoAnn’s as well. If you want to read my pattern review of the Knight Hoodie, click over to this post.
Now let’s pause for a quick moment to talk about roller coaster (wavy) zippers. This is a phenomenon commonly seen on the Knight Hoodie and other garments where a zipper is installed on knit fabric.
Even thought I tried really hard not to stretch the fabric while installing the zipper, I still ended up with a wavy zipper. So I turned to those aforementioned Instagram sewing friends for advice on how to fix this one and how to prevent them in the future.
The common consensus was to always use interfacing when installing a zipper in the future. As for this one, either unpick it and add interfacing, or try steaming the wavy zipper and fabric with a very hot iron. The second option sounded much easier and quicker…and worked like a charm!
Underneath his Knight Hoodie, our gallant knight is wearing an Oliver+S Field Trip Raglan T-shirt. I’ve made this shirt so many times I could probably do it without the instructions and maybe even in the dark!
This time I added the pocket because it was an opportunity to add a little bit of glitter. The pocket fabric is Wild & Free Knit Midnight Roof designed by Maureen Cracknel for Art Gallery Fabrics leftover from his sister’s dress. The other two shirt fabrics are Art Gallery Fabrics knits from Imagine Gnats.
And of course a knight would never go pantless, so our brave boy needed some trousers. Once again, I used the Classic Chinos pattern by Peekaboo Pattern Shop and used Cotton Twill Khaki Fabric. These are the same pants pattern and fabric Indiana Jones received last week! I made our knight’s pants just a tad bit too long in hopes of extending the wearing. The elastic around the back of the waist enables a longer wearing time also.
So there you have it! One brave, dashing, gallant knight. With a lady-killer dimple! Be sure to check out all the other sew along entries for All That Glitters, and the contestant looks too. There is some fantastic talent to inspire you!
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