A while ago I read a great tutorial on discharge printing from Mad Mim. Inspired by that tutorial and by the Trommpo Origami hoodie spotted on Pinterest, I created a triangle sweater for my little boy.
|Trommpo Origami Hoodie|
|My knock off|
I must say I'm pretty pleased with the result. To create the discharge print, I folded a piece of freezer paper into eight folds and cut out the diamond pattern. Then I ironed the freezer paper onto the front piece and the raglan sleeves, and used it as a stencil for applying the discharge paste. This is some kind of thick bleach paste, which is transparent when you apply it, and gets activated by steam ironing it (like magic, the pattern reveals itself!). The bleach effect depends on how thick you applied the paste and on the temperature of your iron. In this case, it resulted in a somewhat uneven pattern, but I like the effect. It looks like some kind of tribal print.
I used a standard raglan pattern (Ottobre) for the sweater. Based on the Trommpo sweater, I cut two triangles of the front piece and and added the triangular pockets.
The triangle theme was repeated in the collar as well.
The sweater is still a bit large for my boy. In addition, he was not very cooperative about putting it on for some photos. Fortunately, his big sister volunteered for a little photoshoot, and since their torsos are almost the same size (despite two years of difference in age and quite some difference in length), it fit her perfectly. So I might end up putting it in her closet, for the time being.