Is there a better print than houndstooth? I don’t know…
I made this Style Sew Me Alise Sweater in a houndstooth doubleknit. It’s a wool blend knit that I got locally and I love it. I used black bamboo lycra for the ruffle details.
I made the largest size and graded up at the hips by one size (outside the size range).
It’s a cute style, but there are definitely some issues with the sizing. The shoulders are quite large. I think it’s partially due to the heaviness of the doubleknit fabric, but the opening itself is a bit large. As well, the ruffle could be more ruffly.
I added sleeve bands and a hem band since that is my favourite way to hem knits.
The zipper in the back isn’t necessary for this fabric. It goes over my neck nicely without issue. However, with less stretch, it would be necessary.
It’s a cute top, though.
- Pattern: Style Sew Me Alise Sweater
- Pros: Cute style.
- Cons: Grading the shoulders out for a larger opening isn’t necessary as much in the larger sizes. I do think there could be some improvements in the grading there and then that would make the ruffle more ruffly.
- Make again?: Probably not. It’s not 100% my style. It’s a cute top, though.
- Rating: 4/5 stars