I am a creature of habit when it comes to sewing. If I find a pattern that I love I will keep making it over and over in all the fabrics. When I lengthened the Laurelhurst for my Fall Collection post, I discovered just how much I love that pattern, like so much I want to wear one every day. The natural thing to do is sew up a bunch so that I can in fact wear one every day.
I make no guarantee this is the last but I will say that I will try not to share a new one on the blog every week. Then again I got all the fabric for my Fall Stitch Kits so I may have to make at least 3 more this month 🙂 It’s safe to say I am addicted to sewing and wearing long flowy wraps.
I know you are probably thinking that this is the most amazing fabric around, and you are right. I was fortunate enough to snag 2 yards of this from Indiesew before it sold out in 30 minutes. If I am being honest I was actually sitting at my computer waiting for the email to come through from Allie saying the fabric was listed in the shop. It was in my cart and purchased within about 10 minutes for fear I would miss out. Totally crazy, I know.
At first I was going to make a hoodie or pullover of some sort but then I got real and knew it was just calling to be made into a Laurelhurst. You can never have too many cardigans in your closet, and this one is the perfect weight for the fall into winter.
I went ahead and hemmed the bottom and front of the wrap because I could already tell just by working with it that it would probably fray slightly when washed. Normally I love the look of raw edges on this wrap but the finished edges give it a little more refined look.
I lengthened the wrap by 6 inches so that it would cover my bum and allow me to wear it with leggings, for a bit of reference I am 5’9″.
I pretty much alternate between skinny jeans and leggings when wearing this so I can get either a super casual look or dress it up a bit more with a black top underneath. Can you imagine this with the vegan leather Sloan Leggings I made back in September? I hadn’t even thought about that until now! Such a great date night outfit.
Buy your copy of the Laurelhurst pattern to get your own collection of wraps going. It is a really quick and satisfying sew and flattering for all body types. And if you don’t know what fabrics you would like to sew it with, considering buying one of the Stitch Kits currently available for pre-sale either with or without the paper pattern included.
The Laurelhurst is too drapey for my style, but I am right on board with making a collection of cardigans. I have several that I’m planning before the end of the year.
I adore the Laurelhurst pattern! I can’t stop wearing the one I made in testing and I have another in my fall sewing queue!