Baby It's Cold Outside

Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 12/21/2014 to Sewing Projects
As far as cold weather goes, we have it pretty good here in Southern Oregon. We get a fair bit of sun and mild temperatures during the winter, but this week, it has been cold outside. So, I vowed to stay calm and sew with sweater knits! 

Some sewistas shy away from sweater knits, thinking they are difficult fabrics.  But not so.  I find that sweater knits are usually easy, if I keep the design simple.

 I decided to sew with Yucatan Nights, a lovely lightweight sweater knit that had been calling my name since we got it into the store.  I was thinking about a pullover, or maybe one of the new tunic designs from the latest pattern books.  I settled upon Vogue 9057, which is a tunic with a hemline variation.

This turned out to be a very nice top to wear with black pants or a black skirt.  It is casual but striking.  The Yucatan Nights fabric sews up like a dream and it is a four-way stretch, so I was able to use it on the cross grain for the back, to add a bit of interest. This design only needed two yards, so the cost was reasonable.  

I am going to sew with another sweater knit to create a cape, shawl or something like that next.  It is still cold outside!
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Jan ramsay Date 12/30/2014
I am looking for fabric for golf shorts that drapes well and is easy care, but light enough for Florida temps. Any suggestions?
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