I received this awesome Neptune panel and matching poured paint coordinate from Total Eclipse of the Stitch this week. Originally, I had planned to sew something for Kai from it, however the scale was a lot larger than we thought it would be! This is why strike offs are ordered and sewn though, so tweaks can be made and the final fabric is perfect!
The fabric is based off artwork of Hope from Total Eclipse of the Stitch. She uses a method called poured paint to create it. Several variations of this fabric along with matching panels are currently available for preorder at Total Eclipse of the Stitch. There are also matching glitter and scales fabrics in this Sew Deep Round! The entire round is very artsy which Sarah was immediately drawn to.
It turned out to be a good thing that the graphics were a bit large for Kai as Sarah immediately claimed the panel and coordinate and asked for a hoodie once it arrived. She doesn’t have as much time to model strike offs for me now that she is working, so it was fun to collaborate on a project again! In the past I have made her hoodies from a Euro pattern which we really love but the back wraps to the front with that pattern and it was not going to utilize most of the panel.
“Octopus Invasion by Sarah Smith”
I decided to go with a different more basic pattern in order to use as much of the panel as possible. I used the Relaxed Raglan and Raglan Add On patterns by Patterns For Pirates. This is the regular hood version from the Add On pattern.
Sarah was particularly happy that I added the included hidden side pockets. She immediately asked if they are deep (they are) and was thrilled that her phone (music) would fit inside with no danger of falling out!
The black/grey fabric is some I have had in my stash for a couple of years now! Sarah had claimed it when I first bought it, but we never had the perfect project for it. It is like a sweater knit and extremely soft. Sadly, I no longer remember where I purchased it from.