The second I saw this week’s PR&P theme (All that Glitters – I had to sneak in the Tolkien reference, right? ;), I knew I had to sew something for one of my boys! Who says boys can’t rock the glitter?? Since John is in school full-time, Tim has been doing a lot of modeling for me and loving it, so he keeps drawing the short straw.
One shoulder is normal, but for the left, the back wraps around to the front and they meet at a zipper. I drew the waving robot, then went over it with dark metallic paint. The heart is actually a piece of plastic mirror that I sewed on!
I promise the mirror is not enhanced or anything, it really is that shiny! AND! Check out that welt pocket!!! I was playing around with just getting the text lined up for the welt – obviously the sewing gods were smiling on me cause I wasn’t paying attention to the actual words!
The pocket is actually a through-and-through pocket – would that still be considered a kangaroo pocket? Tim doesn’t really “get” the concept yet – Gramma gave him a couple pieces of candy and he would put them in one side and then reach through with his other hand, take them out, and yell “More!!” When he took the sweater off, I put the candy in his pants pocket but he kept checking the sweater pocket for more and was so disappointed his magic pocket didn’t work any more.
The collar is asymmetrical – it’s higher at the buttonhole side and lower on the button side. When it’s buttoned, it gives a nice slouchy look that I love. The collar extends over the zipper shield so everything is covered and nothing is scratchy at the neck.
The pants are the Just Chillin Sweats – I recommend them to people a lot (which always feels a little weird since it’s my pattern…), but it’s because I make them all the time! Tim lives in them! This is the longer length version, so they’ll probably fit him for a few years. Good thing, since it’s warming up and I lined them with gold sweatshirt fleece. The outer layer is metallic bronze pleather (I just finished a pair of leggings in this for myself and they’re the coolest!).