I have never sewn a sweater knit before this, but after seeing this simple pattern, I wanted to give it a try. This is Vogue 1315 by Rebecca Taylor. The front has these pockets at the hips which I was concerned about, since I have very high hips and don’t really need to emphasize that area. However, this dress conceals those hips quite nicely!
I made my usual pattern alterations adding length to the bodice, skirt and sleeves. I followed a size 10 at the top and size 14 at the skirt and it fits great.
The back is simple and fairly straight. I used fusible tricot interfacing on the skirt portion and pockets, and wish I’d done it on the top and sleeves as well. Tricot interfacing is new to me and it’s wonderful for knits! I use it to stabilize the neckline before adding the trim, but allover on this super stretchy sweater knit made it just right. This is just one of the little tricks I learned in the Craftsy class Sewing Fashion Knits with Linda Lee. Check it out HERE.
Since this really was my “muslin” test fabric, I wasn’t planning on actually getting a garment out of it. Yippee!
So how do you style all brown?! I added the pop of hot pink tights just for fun. The scarf in the first picture was necessary as it was chilly that day.
All in all a win! I now have the same pattern cut out in its intended fabric – a cheetah print of grey and olive green. It’s a little heavier than this knit, so we’ll see how it goes.
Happy Creating everyone!