Yes, it's more remade sweatshirts. That's what I'm showing you today. You may well be bored of my mens-to-womens sweatshirt remakes by now, but I'm a massive fan of these two because they have been keeping me toasty since I made them last year and because they have a personal dimension to their design.
Created in the same manner as the remade lace yoke sweatshirt remake, lace stripes sweatshirt and the moustache appliqué jumper, both of these original garments I started with were deconstructed, recut, and then had their details applied before being stitched back together. Unlike my previous remade sweatshirt projects, these both have long sleeves. I much prefer to wear either of these on chilly days than the 3/4 length, 1/2 length or short puff sleeve versions I've made.
You never can tell beforehand, but thankfully both of these have stood up well to laundering and the leather appliqués look fine. I really enjoyed machine appliqué, having to be super careful to stitch close to the edges. Any unpicking will show up previous puncture holes, so you kind of only get one shot.
Before stitching, I stuck the leather shapes down with prit stick (normally I'd use copydex but I'd run out and it's really expensive!). I used my normal sewing machine foot when stitching them down, but I did squirt a little sewing machine lubrication spray (don't ask me why I had access to that... randomly the one I used smells of lemons!) which helped the machine foot move over the leather rather than sticking to it.
So, aside from extreme comfort and obvious cuteness, why are these swallow and anchor appliqué sweatshirts my favourites? Because both where inspired by my wrist tattoos!