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Made by a Fabricista: Casual Color-blocking

Hi all!
The cold and snow are upon us in the northern plains and when that happens, I reach for heavy knit fabrics to keep me warm.  The problem?  I noticed I have hardly any of these types of garments that I've made.  What a shame and I knew I had to fix that problem pronto.


I chose three cotton/poly knits from the designer section.  The red is almost sold out but if you are lucky, you can find it here still: red organic interlock knit

These knits are heftier than a tee shirt knit but lighter than a sweatshirt.  The drape is beautiful and they sew beautifully.


I chose the red, black, and an oatmeal color.  Here's a link to the oatmeal color: Better Active Wear 


I know that these colors together are 'safe' but I really like them and enjoy wearing these together.  
If these knits are sold out, which they might be, there are some other really nice double knits here: Knit fabrics


Here are the patterns I used to make these tops: 

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Here's the link: Sinclair Patterns

I love how versatile this pattern is.  I used it for my first and third top.  For the second top, I used this pattern: 

Sewing Pattern Sweatshirt Pullover Colourblock mint fabric

Here's a link to the pattern: Zoey Colorblocked top



These fabrics didn't bleed and wash so beautifully.  They are comfortable to wear.


I love all three of these tops.  They have been in constant rotation in my closet since I've completed them.  


How about you?  Do you make casual clothes?  I find myself mostly making work clothing, but need to focus on casual more often.


With these nice knits and these great patterns, I'll be making more garments like these!


Thanks so much for reading!


I love my new tops!
Sue 
Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Love all your makes! I've just discovered Sinclair patterns and working on my second garment. I really like them.

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  2. Your tops look great! I also bought some of that red and it's cut out & ready to sew. I've made a half dozen long sleeved T's for my mom and that's the last one to finish. I've been so impressed with all the fabric from Fabric Mart.

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