Knits-The Real Fabric of our Lives!

  • An easy way to transition from cold weather to warmer days is to wear garments made with knits. They are comfortable, versatile, and easy to construct!
  • We want to give a brief homage to two great designers who specialized in their use of knit fabrics:
  • Sonia Rykiel who passed away just recently in 2016 
  • Scott Barrie- great designer from the 1970s who made classic styles using knits
  • Knit fabric and pattern inspirations!

Sonia Rykiel’s knitwear designs and techniques caused her to be known as the “Queen of Knits”. She passed away in August of 2016. 

Known for making beautiful dresses using matte jersey, he was at the height of fashion during the 1970s. He was a master at draping jersey and chiffon.

Ponte Knits

Using Vogue 9193, this pattern can be versatile by making a daytime, weekend glam look with Soft Blush Ponte Knit (Sold Out) as the top and Coral Ponte Knit for the pants.

Or make the classic dressy version using White Ponte for the top and Midnight Black Ponte for the pants. Both of these great looks are from one pattern! 

Jersey Knits

Jersey knits and a wrap dress go hand in hand!  Make this mock wrap dress with the beautiful Black Denim Matte Jersey (Sold Out) using Burda Style 08/2016 #131. 

Or go with the traditional wrap dress using Butterick 6054 and make it in a solid color like Cobalt Rayon Jersey Knit.

Reversible Knits

And how about those reversible knits that we love?  McCalls 7538 is a fabulous look for spring made with Seafoam Blue/Kiwi Reversible Knit (Sold Out)  

Scuba knit is the knit of choice for the trendsetter. Use Vogue 1486 to showcase this Hot Pink/Earth Brown Reversible Scuba Knit. 

Print-tastic Knit

Printed knits are always a great way to express your personality through your clothing.  An abstract print like Fractured Light Matte Jersey (Sold Out) with McCalls 7579 has an edgy vibe!

Or a nautical knit like Cobalt Blue/White Stripe Ponte Knit (Sold Out) is perfect for the modern classic in a Chanel-like jacket. Use Burda Style 02/2017 #108 

That’s it for now.  Happy sewing!  Check out all of the fabulous knits and tricot linings at Sew Much Fabric so you can get started right away on these great Spring projects.

Fabric ideas posted by Beverly Gatterson, who teaches fashion design at the Art Institute of Houston.


  1. Lone Star Couture
    March 3, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Great post! I love me some knits!

  2. Roz
    March 4, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Thanks Dorcas!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *