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Apollon Sweater Dress

 

This dress is like a pyjama!I discovered the pattern brand I Am Pattern last year in a fair in Paris and feel in love with the dress the designer was wearing. It was the Apollon sweater dress and it looked so cool and chic at the same time (ok, her version was in a leather printed fabric, much more elegant than mine).

 

The pattern is really simple (fee pieces, easy construction) and it’s really fast to sew. I only used my serger (now that I finally gave in and bought one, I can’t seem to remember how I was able to survive without one) and I think it took me about two hours from start to finish. The fit is forgiving and it’s really comfortable to wear. There’s also a shorter version included in case you want to make a regular sweatshirt (I’ll try it soon).As for the fabric, it’s a black fleece from The Sweet Mercerie (almost half my stock comes from them), it’s warm without being to bulky. As all black is not my style, I used a fusible patch from Un Chat sur un Fil (it says something like “princesses, father & sons”).

 

Have a great week,

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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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