I purchased this cobalt blue houndstooth stable knit during a visit to Vogue Fabrics in Chicago in October.....I just love the houndstooth check pattern! Initially, I had planned to make a dress, but I love wearing my first make of the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater pattern, and so I thought pairing it with a slim skirt ( The Magic Pencil Skirt from Pamela's Patterns ) would give me the look of a dress with more options. The fabric is a stable, bonded knit, and worked well with both patterns. Although I love sewing and wearing dresses, I am excited about this idea of matching separates. Curious to see what road this takes me on as I start to get the itch to plan a Spring wardrobe module!
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