Hi there! Wanna see my latest creation?
Yes! Another dip-dyed sailor sweater.
A while ago, I pinned this hoodie from Scotch and Soda. I love their clothes, but their prices? Not so much. The sweater shown here costs a whopping 89,95 Euros!
|My inspiration: a Scotch Shrunk hoodie|
I figured I could create something similar myself, for a fraction of the price! So I bought a yard of navy striped knit, and dipped it into a dye bath. It took some experimenting to get it right, but in the end, I'm satisfied with the result.
Then it was just a matter of sewing up the sweater. I used a basic shirt pattern from Ottobre (size 122), and added an overlapping, shawl-like collar.
To create this collar, I cut the neckline about two centimeter (1 inch) wider than the pattern prescribed. The collar was a strip of approximately 70 cm (28 inch) long and 8 cm (3 inch) wide, tapering off at the ends, which I then sewed to the neckline.
The bright orange drawstring gives a nice pop of color.
So does the topstitching on the elbow pads.
So, there it is. A real Scotch and Soda knockoff for about 10% of their price!
In total, this sweater cost me no more than € 9.00:
Navy striped fabric: €4.50 (9.00 per meter)
Blue fabric: from my stash
Dye: €2.75 (I used only half a sachet)
Orange drawstring: €1
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