Tuesday, July 31, 2018

1930s Knitwear

I just love it when a plan comes together!

After thinking about this pattern/fabric combo for quite some time, I finally went for it.

The current Pattern Review contest gave me the motivation I needed to jump right into another knit project.

(Not that I need an excuse to play with polka dots!)

And while I had to fight with my serger to get through this project, I am beginning to get over my fear of knit fabrics.

The way the skirt is drafted does not allow for pattern matching, so the cut off polka dots are driving me slightly crazy, but it is also rather freeing not to worry about those sort of things every once in a while.  And besides, the dots are so random, I don't think most people would even notice.

I do think this design works quite well in a knit.  

One of the reasons I attempted it was because the skirt is fairly slim fitting for a contemporary Butterick pattern.  I knew this because of the rayon version I previously made, and I thought it would be an interesting experiment to use a knit without making many fit changes.  The most exciting part was not having to add a zipper!

I have a fair amount of the ivory with black dots version of this fabric leftover - definitely enough to make myself a top.

I have a couple of ideas, and I could absolutely use more polka dots in my life!  So there may be more knit projects in my future . . .


  1. I love it! That silhouette looks gorgeous on you and I really like the two fabrics together.

  2. Its a gorgeous silhouette and the dress looks great! I’m so glad it worked out in a knit!

  3. Love the color combo! And again a knit outfit that is very you!

  4. that is so nice, love the print combo and it looks fantastic on you.

  5. No zipper, elastic working overtime, and those dots!!!

    You, Laura Mae, are a dangerous woman, and that's all I got to say.

  6. Absolutely stunning! Polka dots are so refreshing, I love them! Everything about this dress just works so well together, the polka dots, the colours, the style. I love that it is vintage but modern looking all at the same time :-)

  7. I absolutely love it! Wonderful!

  8. As always, just lovely! It truly is retro but modern all at the same time. You wear it well!

  9. Ditto everyone else's comment. This dress really flatters you so you should wear it often. Your will get a lot of compliments and silent appreciation from men who like to see a lady in a dress that they wear so well.