Another Heather

Check out this geometric fabric – isn’t it just gorgeous?! I’ve bought a fair amount of knit fabric recently all with more Sew Over It Heathers in mind, and as soon as this geometric knit with a good amount of weight to it arrived, I knew it would make the perfect Heather dress.

The fabric is from The Textile Centre on ebay, and cost just £3.99/m. There is free delivery for spends over £35, so you’ll see some more fabric from them popping up on the blog over the next few months, because its rude not to take advantage of free postage right?

I decided that the pattern was abstract enough that it didn’t need any pattern matching, but by happy coincidence, some of my rows of “squares” line up perfectly! I would never have got them that aligned had I been trying to pattern match – isn’t it always the way?!

I don’t have too much to say about the Heather dress that I haven’t already said in my previous 2 blog posts bout this dress here and here. I made all the same adjustments as I did on my last 2 heathers, grading from a 14 to a 12 below the bust. It fits perfectly, and is such an easy wear. I see many more Heathers to come in the future, and have a bit of a memory blank about which other patterns might suit stable knits and ponte roma and sew up and fit just as well. Do you have any recommendations? let me know. I wonder if there is ever too many dresses you can make in the same pattern? But surely 4 cant be the limit? Not when I have a lovely black ponte drying on the radiator which would make a great work appropriate Heather.

I wonder, can you ever add piping to a stretch fabric, perhaps that variation would make it a bit different. What else could I do to “jazz up” this pattern a bit more, or can you never have too much of a good thing?

Finally I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the photographer, Nicola, who spent ages taking lots of different shots of my recent makes on a trip to Wales. So expect to see lots of gorgeous back drops to the blog posts over the next month or so.



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