Now that the season is officially fall – we thought we might turn our attention to snuggly, comfortable and stylish knits. Knit jerseys are perfect for this impending windy & chilly season.
Versatile and fit-friendly, try your hand at a simple top, or sew something a bit more involved and make a dress. Use a wrap style for those slinky thinner knits, or a nice simple sheath or tunic style for heavier jerseys.
You don’t have to go glam like Donna Karan – but a knit dress with cape attached is always an option for you elegant divas:
A little more casual by Eileen Fisher:
We have eco-friendly knits in organic cotton/ bamboo blends, thicker knits great for pants or skirts, and word on the street is that we might just have some end cut Fisher knits hitting the floor & website shortly. Make sure to keep an eye out for those as well.
Just one example of our eco-knit in the season’s staple grey color:
We also received a couple of Liberty of London knits. Liberty knits are just as impeccably printed as their legendary cotton lawns. They’d be great for a 3/4 sleeve top, or tunic.
This Liberty knit is a great little piece:
Don’t forget to look into those hard to find wool knits that we have in. They never last long & they are such a warm luxury for winter layering & styling.
Visit our knit section here!
We received a Cinderella shipment of glorious designer wool, silk, and linen blend end cuts from Europe.
They come in several different size cuts and they are priced per piece. The prices are just as fairytale as the cuts! There are even some cashmere blend beauties in our stash!
Come and touch these lovelies and pick up a piece to make a skirt, pair of pants, vest, or jacket.
These gorgeous end cuts are in store specials only. Come and adopt yours before they are all gone!
We’ve been tossing around a conversation here at Waechter’s for a while – what’s the difference between sewist and sewer. Do you identify as either of these, or is seamstress your speed? What about Tailor?
We loved this little ditty threads recently printed about the fiber arts terminology:
Found in Threads issue May 2013 Number 166:
“According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the first known use of the word sewer to mean “one that sews” occurred in the 14th century. Over time, various words have evolved to describe those who sew garments and other items, as well as distinct terms for professionals in the garments industry. Sewer remains the dominant term aming hobbyists, but sewist (combining “sew” with “artist”) appears to be gaining popularity, especially in the blogosphere and other Web sewing communities. Luckily, there’s room for all of us, whether we identify as “sewers” or as “sewists.” -Thanks Threads!
Dictionary Descriptions of:
Seamstress: A woman who sews, especially one who makes her living by sewing.
Tailor: A person whose occupation is making or altering outer garments.
Do you have other sewing labels you give yourself?