Children's / Inspiration

Bunny’s Perri Pullover

I can’t remember exactly where i first heard about the Perri Pullover, but it’s been on my sewing to do list for Bunny for ages. It’s a oversized tunic style sweater, and its about the cutest thing ever with leggings. I had a really specific idea in my head of what i wanted to do (not unusual) so i had all materials and the idea set aside for my “ready” moment. So after our little sunshine arrived, I started working away at it slowly. Cut out the fabric one day. Add the Rabbit another. Sew a seam here. Sew a seam there. It was a really unusually slow pace for me, but it was nice and manageable. Usually i sit down and do everything all in one go, but i think i’m going to have to learn to do things more in stages from now one. That’s ok :)

The Rabbit was a really easy addition, and i think it really makes the look. I literally just printed an image on iron on transfer paper and ironed it on. Voila! The fabric is this really drapey soft sweatshirt jersey – i’m so addicted to this fabric that i bought it in bulk and in 4 colours. I know. I have a problem. Don’t judge.

I really wanted to share a photo of Bunny wearing it, but it’s in such constant rotation in her wardrobe, that it’s been near impossible to find a time that it isn’t in the laundry hamper, or currently on her body and covered in the remains of a chocolate sundae. When i do finally get that magical moment where it’s clean and i have my camera ready, i think i’ll do an update post. Because hey, i really love this jumper!

It was really nice working with someone elses pattern for a change. It was just so much less work to start with a pattern, than work from scratch as i usually do – i think it made the project more enjoyable and certainly shorter. I think next time i make this pattern i will use a more stable/structured knit fabric, as this fabric is so drapey that it almost looks too oversized. I’m pretty sure it’s because of the fabric, not the sizing. If there is one thing i know for sure, using a fabric different that what is recommended will always get different results.

So i guess that’s it! A Bunny for my Bunny! It’s nice to be sewing again :)

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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lisa g
9 years ago

oh this is perfect! i definitely need to pick this up for fall, maybe the adult sized version too… love the bunny!

9 years ago

Of course I wouldn’t judge you for buying in bulk! I do the same thing with lace :)

9 years ago

No judgement here, I think we all have a bit of a problem when it comes to fabric! The rabbit looks really good and I love the colours you used. What a cute garment.

9 years ago

Inspired – I love the bunny. What a great idea. The fabric looks lovely too. Where did you get it from?

amanda wyatt
9 years ago

wow, this is so lovely, would love to know and learn about print transfer thingy, so clever . :)

9 years ago

That is super adorable! Maybe I need to start doing some iron-on printing. So many talented people are making beautiful clothing with them!

Kat @ House of Lane
9 years ago

I love this! I have this on my to sew list for me and Imogen. I love that it comes in adult sizes too. May I ask where you bought the gorgeous fabric?

9 years ago

I just bought two beautiful patterned jersey fabrics to make some pj’s for my 5 year old and she was adamant she wants nighties so this could be a perfect transition piece. Thanks for linking.

9 years ago

This is SO cute! I love it!

9 years ago

Seriously so cute!