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September 23, 2008

I WANT THIS THING....


I think this thing is too cute! And I want it... I don't want to buy it, I want to make it. A straight skirt AND McCall's new belted capelet pattern. This smashing Chadwick's outfit is made of wool and I love wool, but I think it would also be really nice in a Pointe Knit. I'm noticing that a lot of clothes in both Speigel's and Chadwicks are made of Pointe Knit.

Has anyone had any good experiences working with this knit...any tips?

10 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you on this outfit.I haven't worked with Ponte Knit yet,but I'm ready to experiment.

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  2. I love! this one too. I'm just waiting for the next sale to grab it. I've not played with ponte knit, either.

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  3. ponte knit is a little heavier than jersey knits, the body makes it much better to handle, its really no problem at all. I think finding a good quality may more of a problem than actually sewing it.

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  4. I've use Ponte Knit for tank tops, and didn't find it hard to work with. I totally love that jacket. I'm glad that I saw this pattern here because I have been envisioning something like this for winter.

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  5. I want that belted capelet too and for a third day this week I looked at a tweed capelet at the Loft retailing for $139.00. So Thanks... I need to get that pattern. I just love visting blogs. I never heard of pointe knit... now I do... Thanks again.

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  6. You want a wool or poly doubleknit fabric if you want to replicate this capelet. Kashi at Metro Textile might still have some of the very nice poly doubleknit in red I saw when I was last in his store: 212-209-0004. Extremely reasonable price. Check Fashion Fabric Club to see if they still have any of their designer doubleknits in stock. $20/yd for theirs but super-quality. HTH.

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  7. Ms. Linda I think this will be a great little number. The weight of the fabric will be just right for the look and warmth for when it gets cold.I think that this will be one of those patterns that gets made over and over.

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  8. Watch out there now! That "thing" is cute.

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  9. Faye, this will be great add-on to your fall wardrobe, what colour are you considering? Can't wait to see it made up:-)
    Thanks for tagging me.

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  10. I can't wait to see it finished!! I thought it was kinda weird that they didn't call for a lining. I love the way its draping with the additions that you did. Love your site!!

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