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Hudson + West Autumn 2021 Collection

As everyone knows, the best time to start knitting for colder temperatures is summer. Now that the days are growing shorter and we're in the midst of July, we've bundled up the dress forms and mannequins in the shop in woolens. (The air conditioning in the shop is lovely says the shop owner who does not have such luxuries in her own home and relishes the opportunity to throw on a cardigan while typing away blog posts and social media captions in the comfort of her air conditioned office.) If you haven't had a chance to work with Hudson +...

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Samples Worth Writing About: Kelby Sweater

We shared a photo of the Kelby and Kelly Anorak together on Instagram and folx wanted to know more! So here are the deets on the Kelby, knit by a longtime customer and professional knitting pattern tech editor, Minh. The Kelby sweater is by Kate Gognon Osborn of Kelbourne Woolens and made with 5 skeins of Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed. Minh knit the 46.75" size. In Minh's construction notes she writes: "I followed the pattern except for the sleeves (instead of knitting flat and seaming, I pickup up around the armhole and knitted down to the cuff) and the turtleneck...

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Samples Worth Writing About: Kelly Anorak

Part 3 of our sample "collection" of Closet Core Patterns. This is the Kelly Anorak (view A - that's the view with a hood and cinched waist!). We made a Size 14 without adjustments. The dress form is a size 16 with the following measurements:Bust = 41 1/4"Waist = 32"Hips = 42 1/4" For the main fabric we used 3 yards of Dry Oilskin by Merchant and Mills and we lined it in 1 3/4 yards of Dobby Viscose by Atelier Brunette. All hardware is from the Kelly Anorak Hardware Kit - zipper, cording, snaps (which also has all the...

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Samples Worth Writing About: Cielo Dress

Part 2 of our sample "collection" of Closet Core Patterns. This is the Cielo Dress, View C/D - a shift dress with inseam pockets AND dramatic gathered long sleeves. We made a Size 10 without alterations and it is on one of our professional dress forms with the following measurements: Bust = 37", Waist = 28.5", and Hips = 38". We used Riley Blake Rayon Challis. Rayon Challis is a fluid fabric with amazing drape which makes it fabulous for dresses that move. Riley Blake creates a plant-based fabric that is soft to the touch, machine washable, but be sure...

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Samples Worth Writing About: Kalle Dress

We learned over the past year that our community can extend beyond our four walls so with that in mind we'll be blogging about some of our creative endeavors. Including the samples we stitch for the shop. We like to create a "collection" of patterns in a variety of sizes and recommended fabrics so people can see how something stitches up. For the third quarter of 2021 we have made a collection of Closet Core Patterns and we'll kick off our samples with the Kalle, Version C. We made a Size 8 without alterations and it is on one of...

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