It's always so much fun for me to take runway pieces that I love and translate them into my everyday wardrobe. This fall/winter one of my favorite trends is the oversized knits. They were everywhere this year and I couldn't wait to get my hands on some cool knit fabric. I decided to show you some of my favorite oversized knit looks and how you can use commercial patterns to achieve a similar look.
The secret to oversized knits if you are a little unsure is to keep the rest of your look slim...meaning, wear leggings or skinny jeans and tanks or tees to balance the look. It can be a bit much if adding too many layers to an already oversized look so make sure to get your proportions right. I also love an oversized knit with a wide leg pant and simple jewelry. I truly believe that less is more sometimes.
These oversized coats, jackets and ponchos made a splash on the runway and I am so following suit!
The jacket I made below is from New Look # 6249 I loved the look of View A so I added 3.5" to the length and cut one size larger to give me that oversized look. I used a great textured knit in white which is unfortunately sold out, but I listed some great options HERE, HERE and HERE. Don't forget to use my code "MIMI10" for 10% off your purchase.
I have also been a huge fan of sweaters and anything that is comfy and chic to wear so of course this knit trend is right up my alley. I have so many ideas for this fall that my brain is going nuts! I just keep pinning to my pinterest boards, lol!
This great sweater is an alteration of New Look 6314 View A.
- I measured down to 1" above my navel and created a slight curve in the front pattern piece.
- I used the bottom band only on the front.
- I extended the back pattern piece by 5" then continued sewing it as indicated in the pattern instructions.
- I created the wide turtle neck which by measuring the neck opening, cutting a piece of fabric the width of the neckline by 14".
- When the turtle neck is sewn together creating a tube you then fold it over to attach it to the neckline and you end up with an 7" tall turtleneck.