I mentioned a while back that I have been in the mood to sew some clothes. One of the reasons it that I knit sweaters, and then I can’t find anything to wear under them. The only way around this is to make something to wear under the sweaters.
For example, I made this sweater, called Vitamin D in this beautiful grey yarn from Blue Moon Fibers.
The yarn is one of my favorites – Socks that Rock Heavyweight. It has beautiful shine and drape.
This is my second Vitamin D sweater. You can read about the first one here (scroll down)and you can find my Ravelry link to the second one here. For my second one, I added the lace detail at the bottom, since I didn’t think they should be exactly the same.
When I got the sweater done, I had nothing to go under it. I had been wanting to make a top out of the double gauze fabric that I had seen at spring quilt market. I decided on this one because it has a small grey circle scattered about that pulls the two colors together. Plus, I have been crushing on all things coral lately.
Even though I loved the look of the double gauze, I’m not sure if I will use it again. I found it a challenge to sew with. It wanted to pucker up on me and it’s very wrinkly. I’m not sure why I didn’t notice that when I was looking at all the stuff made out of it at market. I think I was just loving the texture so much, that I forgot to squeeze the fabric, instead of just petting it. But, here is how my top looks after wearing it all day –
I kinda like it better with the sweater over it.
My other thought after making the shirt out of the double gauze is that it has no stretch. I really prefer comfort over looks, so I think I will be making more knit tops from now on. Speaking of knits, I also found this print that matches my grey sweater. (Here is the link to Hawthorne threads where I purchased the knit).
This is actually the same pattern as the coral top, I just wacked it off under the bust line to add a little different detail. I also did neck and arm bands instead of facings (so much easier!)
It’s really comfy and so is the sweater.
That’s all for today folks. I have to say I have been enjoying my time sewing these tops. Since quilt market and the end of the major deadlines, I have been sewing clothes during the boy’s nap time, rather than working. What a treat to steal away to the sewing room for a little time away!
I have two more tops that I will share with you soon, and I have two more cut out. And I may have pinned a bunch more things that I would like to make. What have I gotten myself into? (You can see my Pinterest sewing board here)