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Brume skirt and 2nd Il Grande Favorito

by Pauline Alice
Brume skirt and 2nd Il Grande Favorito
This is the first Brume skirt I’m making, but it sure ain’t the last!
I remember when Eleonore released her jersey collection for Deer & Doe and I loved both patterns, the Brume skirt and the Ondée sweater, so much that I ordered them right away.
But it took me some time to make them… At the time I didn’t have my serger yet and I didn’t really feel like sewing them on my sewing machine. Now that my serger and I are close friends, it feels like every project I make is in knits 😉
The pattern is quite easy to make, you just need to be precise. It took me 1 hour from cutting the fabric to wearing the skirt, this is the fastest I have ever made a garment! I can predict at least a couple more of this pretty skirt…
I want to make the knee length version in black, it looks so elegant and effortlessly chic.The jersey I used is quite heavy, it’s sweater fleece I bought last year in Bennytex, Paris. The good thing is underwear lines are not really an issue, but seams are a little bit bulky. The only problem I have is linked to the fabric: it has the amount of stretch needed but not much recovery and the waistband stretched out after the first wear. I might add an elastic as adviced in the instructions.
This really is a great knit pattern: easy and fast to make, great style and basic enough to wear with everything. Now I need to make the Ondée sweater to complete the look 😉
I’m also wearing my 2nd Il Grande Favorito sweater by Isabel Kramer, knitted last summer and worn so much this winter. Changes made: shorten length on body and sleeves. Wool: Cascade Yarns Eco+ in West Point Blue Heather bought at Lil’Weasel.
I love this pattern, I have 3 versions of this sweater and I’m sure there will be many more!

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4 comments

SewCraftyChemist 13 January, 2016 - 2:42 pm

I love this outfit and that skirt is SO cute!!!

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Paqui 14 January, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Enhorabuena he visto tu entrevista en el blog de sewaholic. Un saludo

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Paqui 14 January, 2016 - 3:02 pm

Enhorabuena he visto tu entrevista en el blog de sewaholic. Un saludo

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