doubleknit revolution

I have been a little preoccupied with doubleknit for about a year now for some reason. The preoccupation multiplied in September when we went to San Luis Obispo for our nephew’s wedding. We visited some friends down there, and I inherited some vintage patterns and doubleknit fabric. That set off a crazy flurry of doubleknit-purchasing activity. Did you know that modern-day doubleknit is known as ponte? Well, now you do.

Anyway, I ordered the fabric in this dress from SewBaby. I don’t know where it came from, but they are probably just glad there are suckers out there who still want doubleknit. The vintage pattern I used turned out to be kind of huge, and even after I took in the side panels in a feeble attempt to make it smaller, it is still a bit big. Maybe I can pretend it’s one of those trapeze-type dresses?

Here’s another shot where you can kind of see the pockets. I liked that detail. Of course, since the pattern was too big, the pockets are a bit on the low side, but again, this is life when one has no spacial skills.

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6 Responses to doubleknit revolution

  1. freecia says:

    And here I was googling wool ponte earlier this week.

  2. Debbie says:

    I love the orange contrast.

  3. carolyn says:

    I want it so badly. Can you upsize the pattern to fit me? Also I want those boots. What are they please? The stylin’ here is so YOU and SO awesome, I love it. Miss you lots and seriously I need the pattern. I would wear one everyday to teach in. EVERY DAY.

  4. carolyn says:

    ALSO: you just happen to be wearing a matching t-shirt and tights, right? That isn’t some kind of crazy all one piece union jack or, better yet, red catwoman suit, is it????

  5. Janet says:

    This is really appealing and I would totally wear it!

    LOVE the nail colors too 🙂

  6. yumeko says:

    if u didnt say it was too big, i would have assumed it was meant to look like that
    great job on matching the pockets too!!!!

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