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Made by a Fabricista: Stripes for All

Twinning!


My husband was appalled when he realized that I had made the two of us garments from the same fabric, and not for the first time.



But he can rest easy, because I will do my best to never wear clothes that match his. I'll have to be strategic and only wear my cardigan the day after Tim wears his t-shirt, to guarantee no mortifying overlap!


So, these two projects: I picked this sweater knit fabric from Fabric Mart with no plans, initially, and let the fabric tell me what it wanted to be.

The sweater knit fabric is a navy and white striped poly/cotton designer fabric, which is sadly sold out (but Fabric Mart has a ton of other sweater knits to choose from!). 

The sweater knit doesn't have much stretch, but so much texture and a nice drape! It unraveled a bit when cut (particularly the raised white stripes, which are kind of couched onto the navy knit fabric), so less handling was better.

I decided I needed to make myself a cardigan with the sweater knit... Because it wasn't particularly stretchy, I opted for the Seamwork Oslo cardigan, which is a drop-shoulder, shawl collar, loose-fit cardigan. I'd made it before and knew it has positive ease and doesn't require a stretchy knit. 


For my husband, I chose along-sleeved Liesl + Co Metro T-shirt, which I'd successfully made him in stripes, previously.

My Oslo is a size large, just like my first one, no fitting changes. But a minor construction change: I hemmed the cardigan after sewing the collar on, so the hem folded neatly up and over the seam.


Tim's Metro T-shirt is a size XL with long sleeves, same as last time. The only change I made was to slightly narrow the neckband.


Can we discuss my stripe matching across that front cardigan seam? Pretty happy with that!


I love how these both turned out! Both patterns work well with the drapey sweater knit and will surely be wardrobe staples for the two of us. But you'll never see us wearing them at the same time!


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  1. I love the fabric. The shirt and cardigan both look great!

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  2. Great job matching the lines!

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  3. Beautiful! I really wanted that fabric too ; {

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