This time of year, I start my fall sewing. I love the fall colors with the rich darker tones and the not so vivid florals.
For this month's post, I chose the Designer linen in Navy. This linen is the bomb of all linens. It washes and dries well, wears well and feels like a billion bucks when you are wearing it.
Here's a photo of it in all it's glory.
If you love this as much as I do, I've also included the link here: Midnight Navy Linen
The pattern I used for this is a fun one that's so on-trend right now with the paperbag waistline. I wasn't sure how this design would look on me but I really like it!
Here's a picture of the pattern.
The company is StyleArc and they are know for their pant pattern drafting. I made very few alterations to the fit. The biggest one was to take these in about 2" at the side seams as they were a bit looser than I like. The patch pockets in the linen worked like a dream!
For my tank and cardi, I used this amazingly soft (and pretty!) double brushed knit. I honestly want to wrap myself in several yards of this and I think I'd sleep like a baby. This is the softest knit and it feels like you are wearing the most elegant silk. It washes and dries beautifully. Did I mention that it feels amazing?
The colorway I used is sold out, but here are some great choices! Double Brushed Knit
The patterns I used are shown below.
The tank pattern is FREE! Isn't it cute? I love how it fits. The pattern company is Itch to Stitch.
The cardi pattern is the uber popular Blackwood Cardigan by Helen's Closet.
I made the shorter length sans pockets. I am not sure why I waited so long purchase this and make it up. It's really fun and goes together quickly.
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you'll check out FM's linen and double-brushed knits!
Sue from Ilove2sew!