Cashmerette Clarement in Crepe Knit

It had to happen, right? The Cashmerette pattern that made me like wearing a woven was eventually going to be sewn in a knit. I mean, duh! Wovens are ok but knits are better!

Except this didn’t really turn out to be a winner – but that’s my fault for misjudging the fabric and forgetting how short my legs are!

Cashmerette Clarement in Crepe Knit

You see, the dress version just adds a shaped panel to the bottom of the tunic-length version I’d made before. The problem is that I have a normal-length torso atop teeny short legs! So while I actually wished the tunic was an inch or two longer, the dress version is way too long. The front hem is supposed to be straight and I curved it up instead – otherwise the whole front would be below the knee on me.

Cashmerette Clarement in Crepe Knit

Why not just rehem it? Well, I faced the whole back hem with self-fabric, so the white inside wouldn’t show! Which means it was... [read more]