Sew Your Wardrobe Basics Vikisews

October .:. Knit // Vikisews Carol

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Hello and welcome to the October presentation of Sew Your Wardrobe Basics. This month was about knit fabrics. I don’t know about you, but October was over so fast, I can’t believe it… so of course I haven’t had enough time to sew (teacher conferences, teacher-parent conferences etc.)… but when do we ever really have enough time to sew?
As usual you are invited to share your handmade basic pieces in the Link Tool above the text and I would really appreciate, if you could visit the makes of the other participants, too and maybe even leave them a comment.

About the jumper:
fabric: pastel yellow knit fabric (42% VI 39% PE 19% PA) still in stock in grey und camel beige
sewing pattern: Vikisews Carol (currently available only in Russian, but I hope Vikisews will release the English version soon)
size: I went with my usual size in Vikisews pattern. The size chart on their website is very accurate and the fit is usually as in the pictures shown
fit: The fit is quite loose with oversized shoulders and a loose fit around the waist and hips. The hem of the arms are so narrow that they stay up, when you push the arms up (which I really like).
alterations: Since I had no issues with Vikisews patterns so far, I made my size without any alterations. I like the pattern so much, that I started another jumper, but this time I narrowed the sholders about 2cm and made the neckline a bit more round shaped.
recommendation: I really like this pattern and it’s an absolut quick make. In the past I didn’t like to sew jerseys and sweats, but now I get the advantage: it’s a fast make.

The trousers are from September when we had the Sew Your Wardrobe Basics theme “trousers” and just like any basic piece it’s versatile and can be worn in different ways (and with different colours).
Tomorrow I’ll announce the Sew Your Wardrobe Basics theme for November and I hope to see you again.
Have a great Sunday. Sincerely,


photographed by JFN

Jumper: Vikisews Carol
Trousers: Grasser #686
Scarf: Tory Burch
Watch: Marc Jacobs
Cuff: Noir Jewelry
Sunglasses: Prada
Booties: Andrea Puccini

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