The Kimono Wrap Top and Draped Cardigan pattern is now for sale on Craftsy! I learned a LOT about making a pattern for sale with this project, and I hope to make more patterns available in the future.
Not for a while, though.
The Kimono Wrap top uses 1.7m (1 3/4 yd) of medium weight knit fabric and modern sewing techniques. It’s a heavily adapted version of Advance 7701 from the 50′s. I like how quickly the pieces go together, and the fact that it’s easy to wear without but feminine and pretty. Check out the details on the pattern page.
To celebrate, I went shopping at The Fabric Store. Not for me, for you! I picked up this delicious piece of blue New Zealand merino to give away. I’ve been going on about this fabric so much lately, I’d like to share the merino joy. This piece is not exactly sweater weight, more like a winter blouse / spring cardigan.
To win 1.7m of New Zealand merino fabric and a copy of the Kimono Wrap pattern, leave a comment below telling me what kind of pattern you’d like to see next. (Not immediately. I’m knackered.) If you would like to enter more than once, post a link to this page on your blog or Facebook and let me know in a separate comment. MT @3hourspast and a link to this post on twitter to enter, as well.
I’ll choose a winner at random next Saturday evening at 6pm (my time)! I’ll ship anywhere.
Thanks for all your encouragement and support while I worked on this, I probably wouldn’t have tried making a “nice” pattern otherwise. It’s not perfect (what is?)- if you have any difficulties or find any errors please let me know and I’ll correct them.
I’m going to take it easy the next week or so- I have a friend visiting from the United States! I’ll still write posts and email, but at a slower pace.
Edited to Add: If you win the pattern and you’ve already bought it, I will refund you.