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The Crazy Tailor – Mara + Knit = LOVE!

I don’t know why I haven’t made more of these!
I used the Mara pattern to make a blouse for Project Run & Play (season 8) but it was long-sleeved, and hasn’t been worn much this summer. Then when I was trying to decide on which fabric…my Stenzo Jersey was calling to me. So I went with a woven yoke (modified with snaps instead of buttons) and then used the Stenzo for the rest of the blouse.
I should have known better than to make the usual size, so next time (and if anyone else dares to try this!) I’ll remember to size down! It turned out so lovely! I did finish the neck and armholes with woven bias, and made my own gingham bias for the contrast. Since I’ve bought my Kam Snaps and pliers, I don’t think I’ve sewn hardly any buttons on! They are just so easy, and in so many great colours!
So there you have it! A knit Mara! Head on over to my blog, www.thecrazytailor.com for more sewing goodness! http://www.thecrazytailor.com/

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5 Comments

  • Mieke Jansen says:

    I was already a huge fan of your first version, but this one too is awesome! And what a cute little girl!

  • nina says:

    oh how cute! this mara looks so comfy i really have to sew a knit version myself. i thought about, but my girl fit’s just in a size 1y. there was no smaller size. so i forgot about and sewed it in a woven. thank you for the inspiration.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes, you’ll definitely need to size down! I felt so bad when this turned out bigger than it should be (sorry Marte!!) but I really did know better :) oh well, she is still wearing it tons this summer and it should fit next summer too!

  • Leentje says:

    she just look adorable in her Mara blouse!

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