Change of Plans

Remember I was going to sew the Renfrew out of the bamboo knit that I picked up in Vancouver?


Well, Tasia from Sewaholic…you know, the creator of the Renfrew pattern, posted about knit fabrics the day I write this. She says bamboo knits are likely too loose and drapey for the Renfrew. It needs more of a beefy knit.

(Insert frowny face here.) In unrelated, but now completely related news, Google sent me an email about my Google docs. I didn’t know that I had any Google docs. But sitting in there was the Ariadne Tunic pattern from Tanit-Isis.


It says it is for “thin, draping knits”. I’m so relieved. I’m excited to try this pattern and I love this fabric! BTW, this pattern is totally free to download. Go get it!

What do you think? Have you had plans for a pattern or fabric and completely changed your mind?

What I’m listening to: I’ll Believe in Anything by Wolf Parade


10 thoughts on “Change of Plans

  1. I often have the same problem. Of course my issue are the result more along the lines of … oh, I shouldn’t have used this pattern for my body type. Case in point, my latest venture with the Burda 7225 (sorry I don’t know how to link in comments) in a semi-heavy navy cotton with embroidered anchors on it. I am a curvy gal and the aline did NOTHING for my figure. V sad. I went back to a tried & true Vogue Elements 7080. I’ve only got it cut out but plan to sew it tonight.

    Best of luck with the Tanit-Isis pattern. I have the goddess dress pattern in my stash. Let’s us know how easy it is to use.

    • I still have trouble choosing the correct fabric. When I do it’s usually by chance. I find things are called different terms in different areas.
      The body shape thing I have pretty figured out. I also go and try clothes on and take photos in the dressing room. If I like the shape then I will find a similar shaped pattern. It’s a bit of guess work though.
      I will make a couple of modifications on the tunic pattern. Smaller back keyhole and not so low in front. I’d like it to be bra-friendly. Watch out for the finished post!

  2. Ooh! Thanks for sharing that fabric. I made a maxi Renfrew with very drapey knit and the results weren’t as nice as I would have liked. But I have loads extra and that tunic would be perfect for it!

  3. Oooh, yay! Um, not to rejoice in your thwarted plans. But I would love to see how the tunic works (and find out if I totally screwed the pooch with the grading or something… 😉 )

      • I don’t have a problem wearing a bra in my size (actually the keyhole on the pattern is smaller than the keyhole on the original RTW top, which I also wear a bra with, I think without peeking at the back), but yeah, I’m not sure about how it will have scaled up. Let me know 🙂

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