Valentines day is just around the corner. (seriously where did January go??) I am not a big Valentines day person, I don’t love the holiday, but I do love hearts. So if there is a day set aside to wear hearts, and cover everything with hearts than I am all for it. Abbey also loves hearts, and will wear anything with a heart on it. So it’s a win win.
I was thinking about hearts and geometric shapes and I thought it would be fun to make a heart that was pieced together, like a mended broken heart. I used the Apple Loungewear pattern for the top. I just cut the long sleeves to short sleeves and added a cuff to finish them. I used a sweater knit from Girl Charlee which I love, it’s soft and has a great drape, but it is also super stretchy without great recovery so the neckband hangs a little loose, and the top stretches down a little from the weight of the heart and the knit.
Still though I love the look, I love the hi-low hem, and I love how comfy it looks.
1. First I cut a heart shape out of some faux leather.
2. I cut the heart up into pieces and trimmed each piece so there would be gaps.
3. I pieced it back together to make sure it fit how I wanted.
4. Since my knit was really stretchy and slinky I stabilized the back with some interfacing cut in the heart shape.
5. I used Heat n’Bond ironed on to the back of all the heart pieces.
6. Peel off the paper backing and then cover with a cloth and iron the heart pieces down to the shirt. Stitch around the edges of each piece if desired.
It’s a relatively quick project with big impact, and perfect for Valentines day, but not so over the top that it will only be worn one day of the year.
And with the comfort of the top I am sure the top will be worn everyday that it’s clean.
Which is fine by me.