Unicorns and Cardigans

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Are you one of those people who leave everything until the last minute? I am! But enough about my bad organisational skills, I'm writing about this fantastic cardigan pattern I happened to test at the beginning of this year.



This is the Academie Cardigan by The Eli Monster. I made a pink, sleepy cat face, version in testing, bordered in floral, that Layla wore to death, I had to whip it out of her room whilst she slept just to wash it, so I knew I had to make her another.



So this month for our ambassador project, the theme was 'Oh so sweet', and what is sweeter for a 7 year old girl than unicorns?!



I had this unicorn french terry in my stash that I bought a few years ago, I didn't realise how much of it I must have bought, as even with this cardi, and the other long sleeved top I made, here, I still have some left over.



During testing it was found that the overall length was too long, so her original cardi is more tunic length on her, whilst this unicorn version hits at her hips.



I used a pink cotton lycra for the cuffs, waistband and neck hem on the unicorn version, with multi-coloured snaps to close it. It's such an easy and fun item of clothing to make.



I'm not sure we'll make use of it, but the pattern includes stripes and letters to turn it into 'letter sweater'. It's also unisex, so in theory my boy could have one too... but try to convince him of that!



You'll be pleased to know this pattern is on sale this week as part of the 'Oh so sweet' promotion. The other patterns on offer are the Susse Skirt (I blogged about that here), the Bries Cardigan, the Vlinderaas Blouse, the Weekendje Kimono and the Dadaïsme Dress.



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*Disclaimer: Some of the links in the post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission (the price stays the same for you) which will help me in the future to buy more patterns to share them with you!*

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