I know I said I was going to post about the bras today, but it’s a longer one and I didn’t manage it timewise. Having the kids and the husband on vacation at home at all times makes my day busier somehow.
So I decided to come here for a quick chat about the G+G Pattern of the Month, the Batty Sweater.
The sweater pattern will be re-releasing at the end of the month and is on sale until then. Everyone who purchases it (or has purchased it in the past) will automatically receive the updated version.
What will change?
Well, first off… it’s being renamed and will be called BatWing Tunic and Cardigan. Yes, that’s right! The popular cardi hack is now included in the pattern. Woot!
Also, it’s getting the updated size chart and will now have the full G+G size range, from tween 12 to 5X.
This is a very well-known and loved pattern so I feel I don’t really need to go into too many details about it. Kristi has an awesome sew-along video in G+G’s YouTube channel, definitely worth checking it out! 😉
I love the BatWing!
It’s such a staple in my closet. It’s comfy, stylish and so easy to hack/modify to achieve different looks.
Here are a few of the ones I’ve made in the past:
I made this one with a middleweight sweater knit and glitter rib-knit added a band and a hood to it. I *think* it’s the Monna hood, but it’s been a while and I’m not 100% sure. I absolutely love this sweater so much that it’s starting to show signs of being too well-loved, I really need to make a new one!
I don’t think I’ve ever shared this lace one.
I made this without any modifications and used the high-low hem option. I remember this lace being a bit of a pain to sew, but it was worth it because I love how it turned out and it allows me to wear the BatWing during warm days as well. 😉
This third one is made with a mystery textured knit. I added a band and hood again, this time I know for sure that I used the hood from the Slash Tunic. I love how it turned out and it give me fantasy world kinda feel when I wear it. 😀
Now to my latest one…
I made the cardi option and paired it with a hacked into a top Switch it Up and the pants from the Tryout Tracksuit to make a lounge/sleepy set.
I love it!
Matching loungewear always makes me feel like I have my sh*t together. Anyone else feels this way as well?
Fabrics used were jersey knit for the main and rayon knit for the cardigan cuffs and band.
For the top, I used the basic front and basic back from the Switch it Up patterns and lengthened the band to the desired length.
The pants waistband may look a bit different from the original pattern, but that’s because I ran out of 1.5″ elastic so I worked with what I had and made 2 rows and used smaller ones.
Even though I made this with the intent to wear it at home, if you live near me there’s a 100% chance you’ll see rocking it around town as well. 😀
So, my enabler advice to you is that if you don’t have the Batty/BatWing yet, make sure to grab it while shopping for the new collection! 😉 lol
Feb 28th, 2021 – Editing to add the newest hack:
I was having a crappy afternoon, so I decided to make a BatWing to cheer me up 🙂
I’ve had this fabric for a while now but only 1m of it. I had no idea what to make with it because it was too delicate for a fitted top (you can poke your fingers right through those tiny flowers) and 1 meter only limits the options quite a lot.
Well, a crop BatWing was the sweet compromise!
I simply cut the bodices about 1inch from where the sleeve joins the bodice and sewed it accordingly to the instructions.
To keep the summery feel I made a casing and added elastic to the sleeves instead of adding the cuff.
A simple and quick project, just what I needed to clear my mind and distract myself <3