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Selfish Sewing Week: Audrey {Part 1}

Selfish Sewing Week Outfit

This week all of the adult sized people at Skirt Fixation are participating in Selfish Sewing Week!  You will see lots of sewing, skirts, and adult sized creations!  Today Audrey walks the catwalk…

Selfish Sewing Week Outfit

Walks the catwalk, ha!  During the photoshoot I was trying not to sink into the muddy ground in Allegra’s heels!  But I’m getting ahead of myself…

Jocole pencil skirt made with Scuba knit fabric For Selfish Sewing Week, I started with a skirt; from Jocole, of course!  This is the Jocole knit pencil skirt pattern.  You see, I found the most delightful scuba knit fabric from JoAnn’s.  Envious of Allegra’s Jocole knit pencil skirt, I whipped up one for myself.  Since that was completed so fast, I had time to sew up something else.

Cambridge Cardigan Peekaboo Pattern Shop made by Skirt FixationWell, you’ll notice the title says part 1.  That’s because the first thing I sewed up to wear with this skirt didn’t pass Mr. Skirt Fixation’s inspection.  He liked it, but just not with this skirt!  So at his suggestion, I went hunting for a cardigan pattern.  I found the perfect one over at Peekaboo Pattern Shop in the form of their Cambridge Cardigan.  The only piece of the puzzle left was to find the perfect sweater knit.  I hunted and hunted and finally found the one I wanted on Amazon.

That’s right, Amazon sells fabric too.  Or to put it more correctly, fabric purveyors also sell their wares through Amazon sometimes.  This is a Hatchi Sweater Jersey Knit in a floral print, and it is very soft and easy to work with.  Plus drop dead gorgeous!

Cambridge Cardigan close up

The Cambridge Cardigan was an absolute treat to sew up.  Just a few pattern pieces, easy directions, and professional results.  This Cardigan is not only comfortable and warm, but flattering!  This is not your standard, baggy boyfriend cut cardigan; nope, this one is made all for the woman in you!

Renfrew cowl layering piece sewn by Skirt FixationWell, those two pieces needed a layering piece, which I found the perfect match in the Renfrew from Sewaholic.  I made a cowl neck with short sleeves because I wanted it to be a layering piece with out the bulk of two sleeves yet having a little something extra on top.  Success!

Renfrew cowl layering piece sewn by Skirt FixationAnd I can’t wait to make some more versions of the Renfrew.  The white knit fabric came from Girl Charlee as part of their Bargain lots sale, but I have yet to find anything wrong with it.

Sewn by Skirt FixationAs I mentioned earlier, during the photo shoot, I had trouble keeping from sinking into the mud with my heels!  Therefore I strategically cropped quite a few of these photos to edit out the awkward leg poses!  Ah, March…in like a lion; we’re waiting for the lamb!

Sewn by Skirt FixationSew My Stash 2015 reality check: I bought the Cambridge Cardigan fabric especially for this outfit, but the other fabrics had sat in my stash for quite a while!

Sewn by Skirt Fixation*The links to Peekaboo Patterns in this post are affiliate links.  That means we’re excited to partner with them because we love the professional results enabled by their patterns.  And if you click through our link to buy one of these patterns yourself, we might make a little money too!

Come back tomorrow to see Part 2!

5 thoughts on “Selfish Sewing Week: Audrey {Part 1}

  1. This outfit looks SO classy, and oh my, a cardigan with long enough sleeves?? Simply heaven… You look ready to step out to a concert for sure in that outfit. 😉 Awesome job by a classy lady!

  2. […] I mentioned when posting my first Selfish Sewing Week outfit, I had originally made a different cardigan to go with my knit skirt.  But Mr. Skirt Fixation, […]

  3. […] from Sewaholic, without the cowl neck for summer.   I made a couple of adjustments from the last time I made it.   First I widened the shoulders, cuz, you know, tall girls have wide shoulders!  And I also […]

  4. I’m really interested in buying this pattern, but what is the construction for the button band? Is it a binding or are there exposed raw edges?

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