You’ve probably heard about the Outfit Along co-hosted by Andi of Untangling Knots and Lauren of Lladybird. If not, here are all the details, but basically it’s a two for one: a sew along and a knit along combined! The aim is to create an outfit by knitting and sewing two pieces that will go together.
I knew I wanted to take part as soon as I read about it, but I’ve had kind of a hard time deciding on my outfit. There’s an official dress and cardigan pattern for the challenge, both really cute, but I didn’t feel like using those. I plan on knitting the Myrna pattern in the not so distant future, but it didn’t inspire me for this particular challenge. As for the official dress, I already own way too many dress patterns to go and buy another one unless I fall madly in love with it!
After careful thought, I finally settled on a knitting project and a sewing project, so I’m officially in! The knitting pattern I chose is another one by Andi, the Hetty cardigan, in navy blue Drops Karisma yarn (the pattern calls for a thicker yarn, but the smallest size is too big for me, so I had to adapt). And the sewing pattern is one I’ve already used in the past, the Februari dress from Little Miss Y.’s Homemade Wardrobe. I had been meaning to make another version ever since I completed my first one, so I’m really glad to finally tackle it! My chosen fabric is Ship Shape (clementine orange) from the Ahoy Matey collection by Michael Miller (kind of a poor woman’s Le bassin de bateaux, don’t you think? 😉 ). The yardage I have in my stash is fairly small (1,90 m – 110 cm wide), but I think I can make it work.
I still need to buy some lining fabric before I get going on the dress, but I started the cardigan last Sunday and it’s been flying off the needles: I’m not under the impression that I’ve had so much knitting time this week, yet I’m almost finished with the body! Oooh, I can’t wait to complete those two projects!
I’m in as well, love your choice of an outfit!
Thank you! Good luck with the challenge!
I’m taking part too but haven’t gotten my materials yet 🙂
Have you got an idea already?
YAY! I’m so glad you’re in. I love your yarn, fabric, and pattern choices. The nautical theme is perfect. I can’t wait to see your finished projects.
And I can’t wait to see yours! 🙂
I’ve tentatively joined, though I should make it official by writing a blog post! Actually my main goal with the OAL is to attempt my first real knitting project (I’ve done small things here and there). I love cropped cardigans, especially since I wear so many dresses! I’m going with the Myrna pattern and now just need to figure out a sewing pattern to go with it. Love your choices! The Hetty is definitely on my wish list so I look forward to your review.
Cropped cardigans are the best with dresses!
As for the Hetty, so far it’s a very fast knit… but I’ve just realised my gauge was way too tight and was going to result in a kid sized cardigan! 😀 Off to start from scratch then!
I want to be in as well! Stupid exams… But in three weeks I’ll be free and my first plan is to sew a februari dress as well to replace my first (and ridiculously amateuristic) version 😀
I so don’t miss having to take exams! Now that I’m a teacher, it’s so much less stress…
Crossing fingers for your exams… and your next Februari dress! 🙂
Ah, it’s going to be fab, I loved your first version of that dress very much indeed!
Thank you so much! 🙂
I love that sailboat fabric and your pattern choices. That’s going to be a really cute outfit 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
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