I recently had the opportunity so sew up a strike off from True North Fabrics. They are a lovely Canadian company that prints custom knit fabrics. The custom printed fabric world is new to me, but I’m happy to share a very positive first experience!
This star print is part of a larger collection called ‘I See Stars’. The base fabric is a very nice cotton lycra fabric. It has a good weight and excellent stretch and recovery. I would recommend this fabric for any of my patterns that call for light to medium weight knits. For more information on True North Fabrics, please check out their facebook group. (Disclosure: I received the fabric for free but am not being otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.)
I used a modified version of my Henday Zip Up Hoodie. I sized down 1 size for a slimmer look, added 1″ of length to the overall length and sleeves, and switched the zipper welt pockets out for circle pockets since I didn’t have any small zippers that matched. I’m going to try to do a quick tutorial on how to do this style pockets; check back later this week!
This pattern comes with two views; a cropped sweater with a bottom band and a full length version (which I sewed up today). I’m really happy with how it turned out and it will be the perfect layering piece for spring and summer. This truly is a Canadian project: Canadian fabric, Canadian designer, and a pattern named after a Canadian explorer!