quarta-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2017


I think my new sweater is actually a mini dress… 
PATTERN: Bento Tee by Liesl and Co. The Bento Tee is one of my all-time favorite knit patterns. It comes with two different styles: a simple tee with cuffed sleeves and a long sleeve sweatshirt with front pockets. Last year I made several simple tees and sweaters using this pattern but I didn’t try the pockets option as I thought the pockets were a little bit too high on the torso for my taste. When I got this gorgeous fabric from Nosh (more about it bellow), I decided it was finally time to try the pockets! Since I had some extra fabric, I could add some length to the bodice so the pockets would lay a little bit lower - hopefully at the waist line! I was thinking about making a long sweater to wear with skinny jeans but now I really like to see it as a mini dress. I think the boxy shape of the Bento works really nice as a mini-dress.  As long as I don’t have to lift my harms too high…  


FABRIC: Silmu Knit in Black – Vanilla by Nosh. I must admit felt in love with the structured knits collection Nosh has put together this year the moment I saw it. All colors and textures are simply perfect for winter sewing! As usually, the quality is top. But that’s not all. Though the Silmu is a cotton sweatshirt fabric, it looks a lot more luxurious. I actually feel like my mini dress looks quite fancy and not sporty at all. Sewing with the Silmu was super easy as the fabric is quite stable. I used my serger in very seam but sew the pockets seam first with my sewing machine. (I’ve also added a stripe of interfacing at the pockets to be sure they stayed crisped and nice looking.) The neckline is finished with a narrow neckband made with Nosh rib in black and all hems are finished with a double needle, just as the pattern calls for.

So, this might be my last make of 2017 and it is for sure one of my favorites. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Nosh Fabrics this year. Sewing and wearing nice organic fabric is a so, so good!

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