When Kayla and I went to LA recently one of our goals was to find some unique fabrics to bring into the shop. This week's stocking is one of those fabrics and one of my personal favorites! Our new Impressionist Double-Sided Sweater Knit can be used either way for a fun twist to any project. The "front" of the fabric features a gorgeous textured pattern while the "back" is smooth and the same color as the front. Several of our promoters utilized both sides of the fabric to give you an idea of how it can be used.
We are giving away 2 bundles this week which include any color of the Impressionist fabric as well as your choice of one of the patterns featured in this post! Simply comment on the giveaway post in the main Facebook group and/or on Instagram.
Here are all of the color options we have for the Impressionist knit fabric. Continue reading to see them all sewn up by our wonderful promotions team! Don't forget to pick your favorite one in case you win the giveaway!
Dana sewed up the Chalkboard color way and chose New Horizons Tami Revolution with no hood in order to highlight both sides of the fabric. You can find Dana on Instagram here.
Amanda chose Oxford Blue and used the Papercut Patterns Aomori Twist Top pattern. She wanted to make a top with a relaxed fit and thought the twisted design was a fun way to showcase the sweater knit texture. You can find Amanda on Instagram here.
Darcy used the P.S. I Love You Sweater by Petite Stitchery in the Marsala. She picked this pattern after Pin-spiration struck and she wanted to show off both sides of the fabric with the thick overlapping v-neck and cuffs on the bishop sleeve. There is a Sew-Along for this pattern right now on the House of Curves YouTube Channel if you are interested in joining! You can find Darcy on Instagram here.
MossKyema chose the Hideaway from Striped Swallow Designs because she needs more warm and stylish clothes and this fabric fit the bill! It has such an interesting and eye-catching texture that makes this simple pattern really cute. Plus the inside is brushed so this sweater is even warmer than it looks. The one shoulder style is such an effortless way to feel pulled together but secretly it's the same sweater she could nap in! Find Kyema on Instagram here.
To be completely honest with you all, this top was a last minute make! I thought I would give my pattern collection another look to see what other gems I hadn't gotten to yet. Sure enough, there was Made For Mermaids Mama Stella sitting there begging to be made one day! I opted for the basic scooped front and low v back which I dolled up with some fun straps (hack on their blog). I loved the split hem on the Tabor V-Neck, I opted for the same here. I cut at the tunic length and added 2" to the back tunic cut line and then marked where I wanted the split to begin. This top will be so cute come spring with some shorts! You can find Kayla on Instagram here.
I was selfish and immediately claimed the Eucalyptus color, aside from grey this color is my favorite so any time we have it available I have to grab it! I was struck by Pin-spiration as well and had to recreate an Anthropologie cardigan that I found. I used the Harper from Sinclair Patterns as my base pattern and then modified it to have the tiers in the back. The pockets were also modified from the original pattern, I used the Lotte pocket design. I wish I had raised them up slightly more, they are a little low but still usable! I wrote a quick blog post on how I made this on my personal blog you can check it out here. You can find me on Instagram here.