The Italian brand Missoni – their patterns, with myriad of colours, waves and chevrons, have always held a special place in my heart. Mostly because it reminds me of treasured photographs of my late mother – in her twenties, in the 1970s, happily swishing in shift dresses in said colourways and designs.
The Missoni for Target Collaboration is the closest thing I can afford to buy into their products. The US launch years ago set my heart aflutter but I live so far away Down Under. So when the Australian launch happened last year, I practically ran to Target! Although, I like the deep hues of the US version much more than the brights and pastels of the Australian counterpart.
Anyway, I’m not into their clothing or brand as such, but simply the visual and tactile aspects of the designs. I bought the baby blanket because it’s cotton, it’s soft, and it’s a piece of fabric (100 x 80 cm) that I can cut up and use! To make a sweet baby cape.
Pattern: Cape from Japanese book
Size made: One size
Pattern pieces: 5
Fabric: Missoni for Target blanket, 100% cotton
New Techniques used: Sewing hood, Self-covered buttons, Pockets
I’m hoping to make more children’s clothing and accessories. My friends’ children are so very cute!