I’m often asked , “WHERE do you get the fabrics for your knit tops?” My answer: here and there and everywhere, but two of my absolute FAVORITE fabrics are from Logantex Fabrics. Watch for them in your stores (yes, I even found some at Walmart one time!), encourage your quilt shops to add just these 2 knits and ‘see’ if they sell – as I bet they will! Find them online as well. I currently have Turquoise and Iris in stock at this link. Check out www.voguefabricsstore.com as well as they usually stock a good supply. I know at shows they attend, I’m always sending customers their way.
Cowl Top from Captivating Cowls Talking Pattern™ using Periwinkle Foxy Lady from Logantex
Pat Top from Sensational Shirring Talking Pattern™ with Iris Foxy Lady from Logantex.
‘Mira Top’ from Sensational Shirring Talking Pattern™ using Dark Red Foxy Lady from Logantex.
These tops above are all created using Foxy Lady. This is a fabric 96% polyester, 4% Spandex, 60″ wide with great drape. PERFECT for knit tops!!!
Machine wash cool, delicate and tumble dry on low for easy care.
Below, you’ll find garments created from what is currently collectively called a ‘Ponte’. This is a double knit out of which you can make ANYTHING! I have tops and jackets and even pants (that do NOT bag at the knee!). 67% polyester, 30% rayon and 3% Spandex is a GREAT combo and same easy care as Foxy Lady. If you’re starting a SWAP – sewing with a plan – wardrobe, take my advice, and use Sophia as the BASE fabric!!!!
Sophia in Heathered Grey from Logantex is the base knit top to which I added rows of bias cut chiffon following directions in my Nifty Necklines Talking Pattern™. Below are jackets from my designs for sweatshirt transformations, but instead, made on lighter weight Sophia.
Sophia in Charcoal is the base for this great jacket following ‘Distinctive’ directions in my book: Sweatshirt Transformations.
Aqua Sophia is the base for this version of my Genesis Talking Pattern™ for great jackets.