I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do for a holiday dress this year. Our family holiday celebrations are usually fairly casual, but the school that I am on the board of holds an art and music celebration, and last year I made a nice Appleton dress.
The Cozy Wrap Cardigan pattern is a bit of a misnomer here because I did not actually choose to sew the cardigan view. Instead I chose the "Cross Front Sweater" view, which uses all the same pieces, except the bands are crossed at the front and then attached into the side seams. Having just finished my Cashmerette Dartmouth wrap top, I was really drawn to this similar wrap style look.
The Dartmouth top by Cashmerette is the second item on the #makenine2019, and one I was excited to work on. I have a RTW wrap top that I love from the brand Soft Surroundings, and while it "fits" in the places I need it to, it is definitely not perfect.
The Seamwork Paxson sweater is actually one that I was drawn to initially to make for my pre-teen daughter. I had never made a raglan style sleeve, and at this point in her body development, she is right at the appropriate cup size for not having to adjust most patterns.
The first item on my #MakeNine2019 list is the Concord t-shirt by Cashmerette, with the goal shirt being one using the black and white knit fabric kit that came with the pattern.
For a long time I only sewed woven items, mostly because knits scared me. There just seemed like so much could go wrong, especially if you even touch the fabric while stitching. Once I got my new sewing machine, however, and bought a walking foot, I felt like I was ready to take the plunge.... Continue Reading →