Baby Steelers Letterman Jacket
This was made for Baby Kay+Rob. I work with Kay at Nickelodeon, and she said her husband is a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. I've been on a roll making sports-themed baby gifts (Yankees Booties, Red Sox Socks) and I wanted to try something a little more challenging.
I have to give credit to "Lifesastitch" for help with the letterman jacket style and coloring. Also the idea for the buttons came from her.
I based the color scheme and logo off of the letterman jackets I found here.
I drafted the logo pattern in Photoshop. I LOVE doing this. While the ratio is not always perfect (knitted stitches are rectangular, not square), I find drawing on the computer a great way make intarsia and pictures patterns. I zoom in until I am at the pixel level and turn on the grid. Then I can use the pencil tool to fill in the pixels and draw my design. Then I take a screenshot of the pattern and paste it into a Publisher or Word document, and Print!
Finally, the buttons came from MJ Trimming in New York. I was hoping for brown footballs, but this is all they had. Still so cute!!!