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Made By A Fabricista: Sweater Obsession

It’s been a while since I have sewn with a sweater knit, and now I think I seriously have a Sweater Obsession going on. This Michigan weather absolutely calls for a cozy sweater but why not look comfy and cute all at the same time.  

I’m completely in love with this Thick Rib Sweater Knit fabric in the color Heathered Cream. I love a beautiful cream color in the winter months and to combine it with a sweater knit, makes it perfect. If you are like me and tend to get hot quickly, this fabric is for you. While it is labeled as a thick sweater knit, it is not very thick at all, making it easy to wear under coats and jackets all while still being perfect for anyone looking to make a sweater with this fabric. This fabric is so soft and while it is not a thicker sweater knit in my opinion, it still seems to hold it stretch pretty well. 

I chose to use my own self-drafted dress pattern and jazz it up a bit by adding a cute Bolero/Shrug. I have had the Butterick 5797 in my possession for some time now and just waiting for the perfect outfit to add this cute addition to. I chose to make the entire Bolero, even the collar and tie portion with the same fabric. I added a small band to the bottom and it was perfect for covering the top part of my upper bodice just under my armpits, giving almost the illusion of a one piece until you look closer. 


I love every detail of this rib knit and the softness of the fabric, making it so comfortable to wear. I can also see this dress being perfect for wearing all year around, with or without the Bolero. 


What is one of your perfect winter pieces?

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Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category, SWEATER KNITS.

Comments

  1. So very smart looking, just beautiful on you.

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  2. What a uniquely feminine idea! And using a sweater knit, also quite creative. You’ve got a nice fit too, and all combined makes for a high end look. Brava!

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  3. You did a great job, the look, the fabric it works very well. I am inspired!

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  4. Bravo! Love everything about it!

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  5. This is BEAUTIFUL!! Amazing creativity! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  6. I love it! Sweater knit dresses are my favorite. It’s definitely too cold in Michigan right now!

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  7. Wow! What a beautiful outfit! I want it all, the dress, the boots. . . your style! lol :) Very nice outfit.

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

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  9. You look beautiful in this dress. Very nice!

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  10. That is absolutely beautiful!!! Love your choices!!!

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