Category Archives: Knits

The Olivia Cardi (CNS04) – The Craft Network Sewing magazine

This sewing pattern accompanied The Craft Network Sewing magazine (issue 07). It is an ideal wardrobe staple and is designbed for firm stretch knits. I made View A with extended shoulders and cut a size M (12-14). There is the option to … Continue reading

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Hoodie Cardigan – McCalls M6802

Its Autumn (my favourite season) and that means sewing with knit fabrics and making a long hoodie cardigan. Sewing for comfort! I made this cardigan in a lovely cotton jersey forest green knit fabric. There are 4 versions of the cardigan in the sewing pattern. I … Continue reading

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Sailor Top (No.2) – Marilla Walker

My trip to Venice (the city of gondola fashion) has made me want to revisit the Sailor Top pattern by Marilla Walker. This top is a cool design and perfect for the summer. Here is Sailor Top No.1. This is a quick and easy top to … Continue reading

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A Contrast Colour Coco – Tilly & The Buttons

Its a New Year and that means its a new Coco for me, though its contrasting colours and circles this time, very different to my stripey Coco. This is such a versatile sewing pattern and a great one to experiment with different … Continue reading

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Sailor Top – Marilla Walker

This Sailor top/dress sewing pattern by Marilla Walker (an updated version of her free pattern) was published in Love Sewing magazine this month and I knew it was for me. I saw Jenna’s Sailor dress and this made me rush to the store to buy the magazine … Continue reading

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Shift Dress (in Jersey Knit) by Christine Haynes

It is another Shift Dress from the book Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes, made this time in a lightweight jersey knit fabric. Although this sewing pattern is designed for woven fabrics, I just could not resist making this dress in a … Continue reading

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Neck-Tie Coco – Tilly and The Buttons

I have made a Coco Top at last! I had the intention to do this after making the Coco Dress, but it just didn’t happen. Anyway, I am so pleased with the top that I would like to make another one, or two or … Continue reading

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Multi-Panel and Pocket Dress – Vogue 9022

I first saw this dress made in a black knit fabric by Liza Jane and this is her version. I really liked the design of the dolman sleeves, multi-panels and bag pockets and knew that I had to make it myself. I could not … Continue reading

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Slouchy Cardigan – Fashion with Fabric Book

I could not resist the winning combination of knit fabric, cardigan and kimono in The Slouchy Cardigan from the Fashion With Fabric Book by Claire-Louise Hardie (The Thrifty Stitcher), a sewing Producer of The Great British Sewing Bee – please see my last post for this Book … Continue reading

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Blouson Dress – New Look Workroom 6185

I like the New Look Workroom (from Project Runway) sewing patterns, and this is one of them. The beauty of this blouson style dress pattern is that it is designed for both woven and knit fabrics. As I cannot get enough of … Continue reading

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Batwing Jersey Top – K/Sew 3891

Here is another Batwing to add to my collection. As you can tell, I am a fan of the Batwing, also having made a Batwing Breton Top, and Winter (Batwing) Cape. I should be known as Batgirl! This pull-over top has a wide scoop neckline, self … Continue reading

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The Diana Cardigan – The Magic Pattern Book

As I like to make and wear garments from knit fabrics, I chose to make The Diana Cardigan from The Magic Pattern Book by Amy Barickman. It has a pretty curved ‘tulip’ shape at the bottom hem, with the front pieces being … Continue reading

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Batwing Breton Top – McCalls M6792

I was drawn to the boatneck and batwing sleeves of this pattern and that its designed for knit fabrics. There are two options of either a top or a dress. This pattern also has the option for colour blocking the Right Side … Continue reading

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Chic Cowl Neck Shift – Indygo Junction I/J 908

The Chic Cowl Neck Shift pattern from Indygo Junction has two options of either a tunic or a dress. I chose the dress which is knee length and made it in a medium weight cotton knit jersey which is quite … Continue reading

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The Coco – Tilly and the Buttons

The Coco pattern (Tilly & The Buttons) appealed to me as its designed for knit fabrics which is just what I was looking for. I was drawn to the funnel neck and A-line silhouette. This pattern comes with a colour instruction booklet which is really … Continue reading

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