Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Stitcher's Wardrobe: A Winnie Outfit

My Winnie Cardigan is named for Lake Winnipesaukee, a place I adore. These are the colors of the water, sky and shoreline. 

The yoke and trim are worked in multi-color variegated yarn, often challenging to work with. 

I will write a pattern using this stitch technique some day, but not exactly this cut or placement.

The skirt is a simple self drafted side zip denim number, pattern help from Cal Patch's book Design-it-Yourself Clothes

This shirt is freshly minted, a hybrid of my favorite raglan pattern and a smock. I removed my raglan's bust darts and transferred the fullness to the gathered seam.

It has a yoke that could feature a favorite fat quarter or vintage fabric, or some embroidery, sashiko, trim, silkscreened print ...

There are darts at the shoulder for a proper fit.

And the back is very plain, with shaped sides for a curved silhouette.

The hem dips in the back for proper coverage.

And the fullness at the front hem is less than my other smocks. I am so pleased with this cut, and I will certainly be taking advantage of that little yoke soon.


BeckyinVT said...

It's an adorable blouse and I love the sweater too! So cute!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

I'm glad you are stopping because I want to make everything!! Well, I'm not really glad you're stopping because you've been so inspiring. Honestly I love this sweater and the top so much, I would beg to buy the patterns from you in a heartbeat!

cal said...