Make it Wear It

Building a handmade wardrobe.

{Make It Wear It} Laurie Sweater

My first pullover sweater! According to my Ravelry notes I started this on February 25th! I knit a pair of socks and a hat in that time span as well so I’d say that’s pretty quick! It helps that most…
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{Make It Wear It} Wiksten Tank

I’ve been needing a tank top to go under my Peasy Cargidan since it’s just tight enough to bunch up any sleeve that I try to wear under it. I picked up this adorable print the other day while at…
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{Make It Wear It} Wide Collar Driftless Cardgian

I don’t know about you guys but I love a nice wide collar that nestles perfectly around your neck…it feels that extra bit cozier, especially for people like me who always seem to be freezing. I’ve been trying to figure…
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{Make It Wear It} Esme Tunic

I have been searching for a buffalo check linen blend fabric for SO LONG! Yay…this fabric is a dream…lightweight, flowy, and crinkled in just the right way. Since having such success with the Esme Top I knew making the tunic…
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{Make It Wear It} Mawson Hat

I was on the hunt for a really simple basic 1×1 rib hat pattern and stumbled upon this one. I was intrigued by some Ravelry folks’ review of the hat as it has a clever cast-on and crown decrease. Come…
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{Make It Wear It} Ariane Slip

When I first saw this pattern come across my instagram feed I knew I’d have to make it! Such a pretty and simple pattern and a great way to learn some new techniques. I made mine with more of a…
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{Make It Wear It} Esme Top

I just can’t pass up a pretty floral lawn. I saw this print at Joann Fabrics and I knew I would regret not grabbing some. This is a really light weave with dobby texture and is perfect for spring…I might…
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{Make It Wear It} My First Socks

How many pictures of socks is too many, do you think? 9? Is 9 too many? 🙂 I am SOOOOOO happy with how these turned out! They are so soft and cozy. There are mistakes in each pair to be…
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{Make It Wear It} Linen Neckerchief

I had fully intended for this to be a natural dye project but it didn’t quite work out that way. My beet dye experiment was a complete failure (I mean…I accidentally stain things with beet juice all the time so…
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{Make It Wear It} Apparel Tags

Now that I have a fair number of handmade garments in my wardrobe I needed a way to remember which are machine washable or hand-wash only and which could be thrown in the dryer or should be laid flat…also…which size…
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{Make It Wear It} Peasy Cardigan

A year and a month to the day I cast on, I am finally finished!!! (Okay technically I am still missing one button that I still need to sew on because for some reason I only bought 4, doh!) It sat…
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{Make It Wear It} Zippy Top

You guys!!! I did my first FBA and it was successful! What is an FBA, you ask? Full. Bust. Adjustment. Basically it gives a pattern more room in the bust area while removing that extra fabric via darts under the…
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{Make It Wear It} Driftless Hack

This is my 3rd Driftless cardigan! I decided to make some (a lot!) of modifications to this one to make more of a basic cardigan since that is the style I’m most likely to wear. I’m super happy with how…
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{Make It Wear It} Driftless Cardigan

You know I have yet to make this pattern with the recommended fabric? It will be done, I promise. This fabric was a definite impulse buy from Joann’s but I loved it so much I had to at least try…
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{Make It Wear It} Olive Linden

I feel like I’m going to end up with 12 Linden sweatshirts in my closet this year and I’m totally okay with that. 🙂 I happen to have 6 yards or so of a heathered grey knit in my stash…
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