Another month, another Dixie DIY Hot Cocoa Sweater for me! After my first animal print one I knew I'd be making more and this softer than soft, raspberry wool blend was the perfect candidate. It really is buttery soft and feels divine on bare skin.
I literally have nothing to add about the construction - it was as easy peasy to make as before and like last time I added 3 inches to both front and back pieces. I would just say that when working with similar fabric, be aware that it's easy to over stretch it, so stay-stitching your neckline is a must.
As much as I'd like to be chic and demure, I can't seem to cope with plain very well. So I decided to spruce this basic sweater up by trying out a new-to-me technique...appliqué. Unsurprisingly, I went for flowers and attempted to create a flower chain / necklace effect.
The result is a rather 'handmade' one, but you know what...it is handmade! So I'm embracing it for what it is. If anyone else wants to know how to add such a 'unique' twist to their makes, I'm happy to post a 'how to' - just let me know in the comments so I can judge the level of