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The daring duo of Andi and Lauren have cooked up a fun group activity for us knitters and sewers called the Outfit Along. Starting this weekend, we will be knitting Andi’s newest sweater pattern, Myrna, and making a coordinating dress. Lauren suggests Simplicity 1803 but does allow for other patterns so long as they work with the sweater to create a complete outfit.



I love Andi’s designs so immediately determined the sweater was a perfect match for my style. I will be using Cascade 220 in a bright yellow from my Yarn Crawl 2013 stash.


Instead of Simplicity 1803, I’m going to use the Christine Hayne’s Emery pattern which has been in my stash since it came out last year. There are so many wonderful examples of this dress pattern and one of my favorite bloggers, Roisin, used this pattern many times and the finished garments are always lovely!


I am enamored with royal blue and bright yellow color combos, so I’m finally going to be brave enough to cut into my Liberty of London blue rose lawn. After seeing Jane’s gorgeous shirt dress in the same fabric, I knew I wanted a similar dress. Hopefully my sewing efforts will do this wonderful pattern and fabric justice! Anyone else planning to join the Outfit Along?

Liberty Lawn

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40 something wife and mother of 3 Dog lover. Crafter. List maker

10 responses »

  1. Alas I do not know how to knit yet… although it is on my list. But I look forward to seeing what you make!

    • I’m usually a seasonal crafter and mostly knit in the winter then sew in the summer but this will be my opportunity to do both! I learned to sew during the summer of 2011 and to knit in September 2011. Both activities were driven by my desire to have a customized wardrobe without spending a fortune. Little did I know that fabric and yarn buying can get a bit obsessive 🙂

      I learned to knit via You Tube and there are tons of tutorials out there. I wasn’t too much into the “start slow” so after making one shawl I immediately jumped into a sweater. Even now I mostly knit short cardis for myself and this new pattern by Andi is right up my alley.

  2. Yay! Good for you! Good luck with this. I’m sure your Liberty lawn will come out beautifully. The Emery will be a lovely pattern for it.

  3. Can’t wait to see the finished projects. I’ve got the Emery in my “to sew” pile. Just not sure when I’ll get to it.

    • I’ve had the pattern cut out for ages and love the silhouette but the Outfit Along forced me to bump this one to the top of the queue!

      • Are you making the skirt as per the pattern or changing it up? I’ve seen some changes I love.

      • Since I haven’t made this pattern before, I will probably make it up as directed. I usually wait for attempt two or three before pattern hacking unless I see a version I MUST try first.

  4. Hi, got my yarn, fabric and patterns at the ready, can’t wait to get started! Love your yellow yarn, I’m going for royal blue. The Emery is a lovely pattern, that Liberty fabric will look gorgeous!

    • I’m leaving for a vacation on Monday (flying to Italy to visit my brother) so I plan to start my sweater while there. I won’t get to the dress until I come back but do plan to complete before my anniversary at the end of June!

      Are you planning to sew the Simplicity 1803 pattern or something else?


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