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November 04, 2021 1 Comment
A question that I often see in the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Facebook group is, How do I alter this knit pattern for woven or woven pattern for knit? Many times you like the style of the pattern but are constrained by the fact that most patterns are drafted specifically for knits only or wovens only.
There are a few patterns out there that you can purchase and use for either type of fabric. I thought that this would be a good opportunity to share with you four of those patterns. I have made them with my favorite Raspberry Creek Fabrics.
One of my favorite patterns, Duet Trousers, can be made in knit or woven. I had several sewing friends say this pattern was great in Rayon Linen. So, I used this Medium Weight Rayon Linen in black Woven Fabric from the Raspberry Creek Fabrics online shop. It is so soft and comfortable.
The Love Notions Vivace Dolman can be made as a top, tunic, or dress. I thought this neckline would be challenging to sew, but it was easier than a v-neck. I got some online inspiration from outfits with mustard tops and black slacks. So, I grabbed this Curry Yellow Modal Spandex Jersey Knit Fabric from my stash, and I am really pleased with the outcome.
I am really enamored with white tops for winter lately. I have taken inspiration from so many beautiful examples in the group. I used the Solid White Jersey Knit Fabric from the shop to make this top. As you can see, the white fabric is definitely thick enough for a top that isn’t see through at all. I had asked my Instagram friends for some pattern suggestions and many enthusiastically shared their love for the Blank Slate Patterns Shoreline Boatneck. I like a lot of things about this pattern but the hemline is my favorite.
Now, I can share the same patterns but flip the fabric types. Here are the Love Notions Duet trousers again. I used Light Grey and White Leopard Print Ponte De Roma Knit Fabric. You don’t usually see me in animal prints but I love the subtlety of this one. Here is the Blank Slate Patterns Shoreline Boatneck in Heathered Light Grey Medium Weight Stretch Linen Woven Fabric. You might recognize this fabric, if you’ve seen some other things I’ve shared. I used this linen to make a pair of Duet Trousers recently.
These fabrics are not available any longer. But last fall I bought this Ponte De Roma Knit Fabric and Mustard Medium Weight Rayon Linen Woven Fabric to make these Pattern Niche Dover Dolmans. Just like the Love Notions Vivace Dolman, there are separate pieces for the woven and for the knit versions. But you get them all with purchase. The pattern comes with so many options. I also really like the fit.
This is the Love Notions Vivace Dolman in Woven Fabric in dress form. It is my favorite make for this blog post. Mostly because of this Red and White Ditzy Floral Print Stretch Crepe from the shop. Red is not usually my color but I loved the teal version of this print from last fall. I am so happy with this fabric.
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