But look, guys - I did it! I worked with a knit and it wasn't that bad after all!
I think I might be one of the last people in blogsville to try the Renfrew pattern. Better late than never, I suppose! So here it is:
|(I don't know how to use this camera - on self-timer, it focuses for the background. So you get to see my living room clearly, but my Renfrew is a bit blurry. oops!)|
As you can see there's some pooling of fabric in the back. I think next time I might add a central seam, and try to tweak the fit that way. But what do you think?
I think if I make it in a lighter knit, I'll have to rethink the sizing - perhaps go back down to 6-8. But I'd like to try this pattern in a sweater knit - I think I'll likely get more wear out of it that way. It's just not that easy to find a good sweater knit in the UK (but fellow UK sewists, please correct me if I'm wrong!). The fabric I used here is a double jersey (Melizza made a dress from the same fabric).
So sewing with knits wasn't the disaster I made myself believe it was. I'm not sure I'll go crazy with this pattern, but I am now more open to knits in general. Maybe a dress sometime?
1.5m double jersey: £12
And in other news ...
I'm going to the meet-up in Walthamstow tomorrow. Anyone else going?