I originally chose this lovely, ivory colored fabric with the intent of adding a cute, very neutral piece to my wardrobe. I figured it would be something that I could pair with almost anything, adding accessories to outfits to make it brighter or more neutral. But then Tabitha Sewer came along with her snazzy button collection this past spring, and I had to add some extra to this sweatshirt right away!
I ordered a few different sets of Tabitha’s buttons the day that they went live, with no real plan in mind! I just picked what I thought was prettiest (and what was still available!!) and threw them in my cart. Then, I started thinking about what I would make. I knew I had this fabric in the mail, and I’d already planned to use it to make the Lion Sweatshirt by I Am Patterns, although my original plan had been to omit the shoulder placket, just as I had done with my original version. However, I realized this was the perfect opportunity to add the placket to both shoulders and show off the rainbow button set!
What was originally going to be a structured but classic neutral ivory sweatshirt turned into a much sassier number than I ever intended, but I’m not complaining! Between the big statement sleeves, the lurex woven throughout the fabric, and now these lovely jewel-toned rainbow buttons, there’s a whole lot of extra going on here!
I was lucky enough to get to do a little Instagram Takeover with this sweatshirt over on the @SewingBloggers account back in the first week of March, which was so much fun! I had a great time walking through the making process and interacting with some new faces online.
I’ve got a full post about this sweatshirt up on the Minerva Blog – I’d love for you to pop over there and read a bit more!
Though the fabric used in this post was generously provided to me by the awesome team at Minerva in exchange for a post on their site featuring a make of my choice, all words and opinions expressed are my own, as always! Links provided throughout this post may be affiliate links – if you choose to purchase any products through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you. This simply helps me justify the costs of my sewing habit and the time it takes to share it with you!! Happy Sewing!
- XX Elizabeth