And now we come to the girl look for our Project Run & Play inspired Nothing But (k)Net look. Which is actually where we started the whole thing! But first, here’s the summary of the look:
Big Sister outfit:
Cardigan Pattern: Violette Field Threads Gretchen cardigan
Cardigan Fabric: Navy Jersey from Raspberry Creek Fabrics (sold out now, similar here: Stretch Bamboo Rayon Jersey Knit Navy Fabric)
Skirt Pattern: Jocole Girl’s Pencil skirt
Skirt Fabric: Fashion Knits – Fukuro Floral Denim Blue Poly Knit
We started with the Gretchen Cardigan by Violette Field Threads. As you may know, we’re currently sewing up all the Violette Field Threads skirt patterns. (There’s a huge giveaway involved!) When we saw this pattern though, we knew it was one we had to have! Those ruffles just sealed the deal.
This pattern would be great to use with some statement fabric, or as a girly basic, as we did here by using navy fabric. This pattern is simple to sew up, the instructions are clear and photos accompany each step of the process. It can be made in 7 sizes from 2T to 9/10.
Although it looks complicated because of the ruffles, knit fabrics don’t require hemming which actually cuts down on the amount of time involved. I absolutely love, love, love the way the wrist cuffs are assembled. I always wondered why wrist cuffs aren’t done this way in other patterns because you end up with your raw edges enclosed, creating such a beautiful finish. I think I’m going to use this method on every knit cuff I sew now.
The silhouette of the Gretchen cardigan is probably intended to be worn with pants. A full, puffy skirt or dress would not work with this cardigan because of it’s length and the ruffles at the bottom. But since that’s what makes it so charming, and because we needed to get at least ONE skirt in somewhere for our Project Run & Play looks, we turned to the girl’s Jocole Pencil Skirt. This turned out to be the perfect fit to accompany the Gretchen Cardigan pattern.
A very fast and easy sew, I made 2 of these in less than an hour. (The other one is a size 18 months one for our Etsy shop.) Also, the pattern fits on 3 pieces of paper, so assembling the pattern takes about 30 seconds! This pattern can be made in 16 different sizes from doll to size 14. Annie/A-kat will be getting more of these skirts for many years to come.
I had the skirt fabric leftover from making my Lane Raglan. Now I wish I had enough to make myself a Jocole Pencil Skirt because look how adorable that is! Annie/A-kat informs me it’s super comfortable too.
Allegra styled her sister’s outfit with a white turtleneck, tights and a scarf. She also made Annie/A-kat’s fantastic hairdo! And she took all the photos and edited them. She pretty much bought to life the vision I had when I was sewing these outfits. Huge thanks and kudos for her workmanship!
So there you have it, all the details for our Nothing But (k)Net looks. Be sure to check out all the other fabulous seamstresses in the link up. And did you see what the contestants made for the Nothing But Knit theme? Serious talent!
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