Sweaters of Summer

These might have been my favorite thing to sew this summer. I was part of Little Kiwi’s Closet testing group for the Street Smart Sweatshirt Collection. The pattern covers sizes from newborn to 12 years. There are lots of different options included in the pattern – hi low hem, plackard back, hood, pocket, dress length, and so on. Lots of options. You have to check out this post. THE CUTEST SWEATER EVER that one of the testers made using the pattern.

You can find the pattern here. Give Little Kiwi’s Closet a “like” on Facebook here, and join the Facebook group here.

I love Danica’s so much. This test ended on July 1, and I think she’s grown so much since then, as her sweater is a little more snug now. Sad about it. I added a little heart applique to the hood of Danica’s.


River’s is the dress length, which I accidentally made too long. I added a heart applique to her hood too. It’s sparkly tulle and pink tulle layers. She really wanted something sparkly.


Elle’s is the plackard back sweatshirt. I didn’t put a fun applique on her’s. I’d meant to, but if I recall, I finished her sweatshirt in the wee hours before the test was due and decided to skip the extra little details. She wore it to pick Danica up from the bus stop yesterday. She’s too cute!

Photo 2014-09-09, 4 28 54 PM


About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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