Ages ago a friend asked me to make a top for her daughter. A few weeks back we finally sat down to discuss what they wanted. I was told a t-shirt type top with a pointy hood. The hood and sleeves rainbow. And dangling bits from the hood. The body purple.
The top is the IMKE pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. I chose this pattern because it went up to a size 11/12, had a pointy hood, and the newer Imke pattern is slimmer cut than the original. I still added a bit of the length to the body and sleeves as per my client's measurements.
In order to do a shirt like this one, the pieces are dyed before construction. Each sleeve is rainbow dyed as was the hood. For the dangling pieces I cut 6 circles of knit which I dyed the basic 6 rainbow colours. I then cut the circles into spirals. Took each cut sprial and folded it in half and inserted it into the hood. I'd left the pieces long so that they could be cut shorter if desired. I love the effect, but I have to admit that dyeing before construction has its challenges like severely curled edges!