Sewing With Knits: Patterns I’m Drooling Over
After just making 1 Renfrew top & learning how to sew with knits, I’m totally pumped up to beef up my wardrobe with a whole slew of comfy knit dresses, tops, and skirts.
I have a whole swirl of ideas in my head – so I figured, why not share them up here?! Get my thoughts out on ‘paper’ in a way. So below is my ‘wish list’ of sorts in what I hope to get made up in the coming months.
I’ve already started to cut out and assemble Vogue 8728. I’ve cut and sewn 1, loved it so much I went made a second already.
It feels like everyone has sewn up this little beauty & I’ve had this pattern in my stash for quite some time too. This is my twice failed knit dress. The first was going to be a wearable muslin – but that failed as I had a late night accident with the serger and the waist seam. The second, well… the fabric was a bust as it ended up looking like I was wearing a wetsuit like material and the soft drapes were like really big and puffy. Not attractive at all.
Then!!! I snagged this gorgeous fabric from EmmaOneSock to make it in (sorry, sold out).
I have a weakness for floral & stripes combined. But I hope the dress doesn’t get too busy with this loud print. If it does… then I guess I’ll just have to make a second one in a solid. win-win
So… this happened. heh
No pattern for this per say, but I have come to realize I don’t actually own any circle skirts, only 1/2 circle skirts. This was a *duh* moment of mine.
I need to remedy this with making a knit (& woven one). I have some great classic red knit fabric, drapey cottonish feeling to me (see image above). I have like 3-4 yards of this fabric. I have no idea when I bought it or why… but I’m now glad I have so much in my stash to use.
I’d love to make up a few more Renfrew tops for the upcoming fall & winter in all versions. I even have some ‘hack’ ideas floating around in my head.
I’ve had it in my head that I want to make the Colette Cinnamon camisole but as a knit version.
Of course I need some shorts to match… so I’d likely draft up some tap pants also to coordinate.
I have some pretty pale blue cotton-ish knit I just bought for this very purpose in the remnants section of my fabric store. I got two different remnants which would be enough for the top & shorts.
I’ve had this pattern in my stash for quite a while, but I haven’t made it up yet. All I can see when I look at the line drawing is a cute knit top – so that’s what it has to be. No fabric as of yet for this. So far I’m envisioning color contrast between the collar/bands vs the top.
This is a new knit top by Jennifer Lauren & it looks really cute. I’m always up for some vintage inspired clothing – especially knit ones now. :D Again, I don’t have any fabric in my stash for this one, but a girl can dream yea?
Lastly, the Nettie Top by Closet Case Files:
It’s not exactly my style, but I just can’t help loving it the more I see it. Perhaps it’s the sweet low back of it… But I also snagged some fabric that would be perfect as a Nettie (providing I have enough yardage). It just has to be done, ya know?!
Birds via EmmaOneSock again.
I couldn’t really justify the $17 a yard price on this… but then I found some as a roll end on clearance (after much stalking) and then I popped on it. I was such a happy camper when it arrived not even 2 days later! Super duper fast shipping on this one, by fluke.
Well, that’s all I have for now. Be SURE to send me your favorite knit patterns in the comments. I could use more inspiration & great pattern suggestions, especially cute knit dresses (vintage or modern).
Cheers & happy sewing.