Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice-Inspired!

A few weeks ago I had a few projects in mind, but not enough time to complete a new garment for each. Since I can’t stand to miss out on anything, I decided to make something that would satisfy the criteria of all three projects. Kill three birds with one stone, if you will. I don’t kill real birds, just hypothetical birds. And I’m actually pretty sure that hypothetical isn’t the word I want to use, but I kind of don’t care. #sorrynotsorry. On to the Beetlejuice inspired kidswear, shall we?

bow-button-aster-cardigan-5 bow-button-aster-cardigan-4Pattern: [remixed] Aster Cardigan
Size: Funny story: I made a 4T because I knew that was the largest size I wanted to sell (and then I just cut down the pattern for the smaller sizes) and it actually doesn’t look too bad on E, who should really be wearing the 2T size. And that’s how I learned that the cropped style of the Aster means that if you size up a couple sizes then your kid can wear it for YEARS.
Fabric: black/cream striped Ponte knit with ITY knit bow + neckline facing
bow-button-aster-cardigan-8 bow-button-aster-cardigan-7SO, I made this FANTASTIC (if I do say so myself) slight flip of the Aster Cardigan pattern by LBG Studios for Willow & Co. And the three projects it satisfied? The Willow & Co back to school sewing contest (spoiler: I didn’t win), my first Project Run & Play sewalong participation (which is what this post will focus on), and a new item for the Glitter+Wit shop (ready-to-ship in sizes 18m-4T here).

The first week’s theme for this season of PRAP is 80’s-Cartoon Inspired Looks. I don’t remember much about the 80’s (because I’m so young. Yes I am rubbing it in–while I still can!). I remember watching Darkwing Duck as a very young child… Anyway, I did a quick search and found some 80’s cartoon roundups, spotted Beetlejuice, and didn’t look back. I am kind of bummed that I didn’t get around to making some striped pants to go with the cardigan. And I’m also bummed that it rained ALL DAY today and I couldn’t get a more Beetlejuice-y photoshoot together for this post. Whatever. At least her hair looks kind of like Lydia’s. And she’s also got the pasty white skin working for her, too!
bow-button-aster-cardigan-6 bow-button-aster-cardigan-3I originally uploaded these photos to Flickr. Since I’m feeling especially lazy tonight, here’s [some of] what I wrote about this cardigan with my original uploads.

The fabric is a lovely Ponte knit, with an ITY knit bow and neckline finish. I omitted the collar and instead rolled my neck facing out just a bit to show off the tiny stripes. The bow is actually the closure! I stitched the center of the (untied) bow to the left garment placket and made a big buttonhole in the right placket. The untied bow ends are both threaded through the buttonhole and then tied into a bow (the knot/bow become the “button” and keep the cardi front closed). I paired the bow-button Aster with a floral tank I made during Kids Clothes Week Spring 2013, and a skirt I made long before I ever had kids. The skirt was refashioned from some of my old clothing.

bow-button-aster-cardigan-2 bow-button-aster-cardigan-10 bow-button-aster-cardigan-1And this is the part where the post ends abruptly because… blog, I’m just not that into you.

10 Comments Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice-Inspired!

  1. Emily

    so cute! I love that black and white fabric and the cardi is adorable on her! I’m currently hosting a sewing series called Sew Many Books. there is a sew a long {with prizes!} If you have sewed anything inspired by a book in 2014 I’d love to have you join! Hop over to Nap-Time Creations and check out the series! Emily

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