Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wardrobe Basic Sewalong - Tie Waist Sweater

Time for another inspiration for our sewalong. 

Let's recap first:
1.  The White Blouse
2. The Fur Vest
3. The Ponte Pant

Now let's look at the Tie Waist Sweater and inspiration from RTW

the following are from Nordstrom

buttons and a tie
bit longer, looser, collar and no buttons
Long, dramatic sweater.

Next from Net-a-Porter
add your own belt and pair with skinny jeans or your ponte pants

Moschino sweater with stripes and a tie belt

From JCP

add a casing and make it a higher tie sweater

Land's End Canvas

Now to patterns.

Kwik Sew 2948 - I have made this before, lenghtened it longer - great pattern

Abby Cardi from Style Arc

Forgot to add this one - thanks Angie

Terry Tie Cardi from Style Arc

Jalie 2919

Butterick 5498

Fabric Time!!!

My plan is this sweater from the La Mia Boutique  magazine, you can check out Melissa's post on her cardigan and use a cool button instead of the tie for my sweater.  I have red sweter knit at home waiting for this garment.

Here is a link for these magazines

Let me know what your plans are for the Tie Waist sweater

NOTE - Next Monday another linky party to show what we have been sewing!

Once again, this is not a complete list of all patterns, fabric and inspiration, just a gathering of ideas for the purpose of inspiration and fun for the sewalong!


  1. I am enjoying following this sew-a-long. Great inspiration here.

  2. The Jailie & Style Arc get my vote. Being 55, I think that ruffles, etc. need to be applied with caution :) Like your pick a lot!

  3. The Jalie is so cute, and Jalie's patterns just fit so awesome.

    I'm sticking with Burda though in the way of 1-2012-106. There's a good picture of the longer version (107) here:

    I love how ethereal the ruffles look. The pattern is for a woven, but my fabric choices are a bit limited at the moment, so I went with a fluffy sweater knit. The ruffles won't have quite the same effect, but I think I'll still end up with a nice sweater. I have all but the edges and hems done, then on to attaching the ruffles. Lots of hand sewing, but it's been awhile since I've had a nice peaceful project like that.

  4. Crazy about the Style Arc tie front cardi. But, I won't be spending the $15.00 for shipping, even though if you order any Style Arc pattern right now, through the end of Feb, you get the Abby Cardigan for free!

  5. Although I am not participating in the sew-along, I enjoy reading your posts. Love the idea of using a casing to make ties... and looking forward to trying it on a few of my sweaters... Thanks.