The “Charcoal Stripe” Tunic

Black and white is the challenge this week, and in my head I had bought black striped fabric… reality is, that the stripe is more like charcoal grey than black.  Oh well.  I’m just glad to be back sewing with ya’ll.

This knit fabric was lovely to work with albeit on the thin side.  The pattern is super modern and really comfy.  I am definitely going to make another one when I can get my hands on some sweatshirt fabric at a reasonable price!  Suggestions are welcome for sweatshirt fabric resources in the EU!

The Facts
Fabric: 1.5m x 1.5m striped knit jersey from TST-Stoffen (at Stoffmarkt Holland fabric market)

Pattern: Iris Pullover from Schnittchen (has link to photo instructions)

Year: 2012?
Notions: none
Time to complete: 4 hours
First worn: today
Wear again?  YES, I love it.  It’s really comfy.
Total price: 5 EUR for the fabric


I love the way this pattern turned out.  I love the over-long sleeves so I can hide my hands inside the cuffs, and the long body so it covers everything.  It’s too bad I didn’t have a little more of the fabric, otherwise I’d have made it with the hoodie.  Instead, with the little extra I have left, I’ll be making some undies.  The Iris Pullover pattern is do-able for beginners with a machine that has a zigzag and a straight stitch.  Only special tool needed was a needle for elastics.  I used a Schmetz Stretch 75/11 needle.

Happy Sewing!



Adriprints is an illustrator and designer by trade; a knitter, crocheter, and pseudo-seamstress by craft. You can find her work in typo-phile calendars, online knitting mags, and on random people's business cards, greeting cards, and websites. She currently lives in Munich.