Geometric Flags Blister Ponte FoTM
This is not a complex wordy blog post. This is an insight and inspiration into our new FoTM for February 2019: Geometric Flags Blister Ponte!
Feeling a little flat after all the recent festivities?
Are you looking to make something different now it's the new year?
Colourful, comfy, cosy and easy?
We've got something that’s easy to sew and will ease you back into your sewing projects for 2019. Here's a fab knitted fabric to get you on your way, let us introduce you to…
Our brand new Fabric of The Month for February is:
Now: £4.50 per metre
This knitted double jersey dressmaking fabric has all the qualities that you need for a great make - colour, stretch, durability, stable, soft drape, versatility, ease of make, (oh..and price!). George, Fabworks Online boss, was a little hesitant in agreeing to make this our February FoTM as it's not a cheap fabric to produce/stock, and you can see why. Upon closer examination, the quality is fab, with the blister-like effect is really quite detailed and gives the fabric its own character, as if to say "No, I most definitely am not boring and I am also very multipurpose". As well as the collection of colours available, there are other designs in this same fabric, as well as a host of recommended (and tested!) patterns chosen by the ever efficient Fabworks Online team. Let us show you.
There are 3 great colourways to choose from:
How To Wear:
There are so many great patterns suitable for ponte fabrics, but we're really loving A Beginners Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics by Wendy Ward. There’s a brilliant pattern for a versatile cardigan called the Kinder Cardigan that will look super smart made up using Geometric Flags. As well as the patterns the book also gives plenty of helpful, hints, tips as well as the easy to make patterns.
Tilly and The Buttons' book - STRETCH! is another that we love (both books are tried and tested by Fabworks staff). This one also has plenty of super patterns you can use to make up Geometric Flags in. The Frankie T-Shirt is an excellent baseball styled, raglan, long or short sleeved top that will easily translate into more of a sweatshirt style when fashioned in our blister ponte. Use contrasting colours on the sleeves, neck band and body to great effect (see below for further examples).
Show Your Wares:
Instagram users and sewing blog followers may be familiar with Sew Different patterns and the recent Geo Dress in particular. Hila of @saturdaynightstitch created a fantastic version of the Geo Dress using the blister pontes from this collection. The look is colourful, versatile and completely unique. We think it’s fabulous; Read Laura’s helpful hints on sizing and sewing.
New sewists: For a super easy first time make try the Tilly and The Buttons Coco Top or dress for a retro '60s style. An easy make that suits all ages. Oh, and while you’re there you’d be silly not to have a go at the Bibi Skirt - a simple panelled, elasticated waist, pencil skirt that will look amazing in the contrasting colours of Geometric Flags - Blister Ponte!
An ideal pattern for beginners, using Geometric Flags Blister Ponte
Coco Top / Dress by Tilly & The Buttons
Another perfect pattern for the Geometric Flags Blister Ponte
Bibi Skirt from Tilly & The Buttons
Kinder Cardigan from Wendy Ward's
A Beginner Guide To Sewing With Knitted Fabrics
Frankie T-Shirt from Tilly & The Buttons: STRETCH!
If you love the idea of a blister ponte but aren't taken by the Geometric Flags, check out our Art Deco Geometric Blister Ponte alternative design available in all the same colours!
We really hope this inspires and encourages you to get back sewing & continue your creative adventure.
Thanks for reading!
The Fabworks Online Team