what to make with it: handcrafted by alison glass

Handcrafted has been a such popular fabric collection. With easy to recognize prints, I’m sure you’re already familiar with it and have seen projects made from it all around the Internet. It’s designed by Alison Glass and at this time she not only has Handcrafted, but also Handcrafted 2, Indigos, and Jersey Knits (100% cotton in solids). The softer hand of the woven fabrics and now with the addition of the coordinating jersey knits makes them perfect for so many apparel projects! They are such beautiful fabrics for you all to get inspired with. Here are some examples brimming with inspiration for your next sewing project.

First off, I’m sure you’ll easily recognize this Swingset Skirt. It’s the one featured on the pattern cover and was made using Plus in Shortbread.


Oliver + S Swingset Skirt in Handcrafted fabric


Here are some more darling garments already made with these prints. Gail of Probably Actually used Plus in Strawberry to create her lovely Hopscotch Skirt.


Oliver + S Hopscotch Skirt in Handcrafted fabric


Also using Plus in Strawberry, Summer of seven pretty combined it with Bouquet in Duck Egg to create this adorable modified Lullaby Layette shirt.


Oliver + S Lullaby Layette in Handcrafted fabric


Ann of Stitch Supply Co. created this gorgeous Everyday Skirt in Petal in Charcoal.


Liesl + Co. Everyday Skirt in Handcrafted fabric


I’ve put together some examples of other possibilities to get your creative juices flowing.

1) We all know and love the Roller Skate Dress for the fact that it shows off a gorgeous print. It would be stunning in this border print called Petals Double Border in Cobalt.


Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress in Handcrafted fabric


2) Now we are getting into a few outfits that combine the woven and knit fabrics together. Here’s an idea for a Playtime Tunic in Petal in Eggplant with Playtime Leggings in Jersey Knit in Magenta.


Oliver + S Playtime Tunic + Leggings in Handcrafted fabrics


3) Look at these beautiful blues! It’s a School Bus t-shirt in Jersey Knit in Indigo along with a Swingset Skirt in Penny in Navy.


Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt and Swingset Skirt in Handcrafted fabrics


4) Another comfortable outfit could be combining the Hopscotch Knit Top in Jersey Knit in Peony with the Hopscotch Skirt in Bouquet in Ruby.


Oliver + S Hopscotch Knit Top + Skirt in Handcrafted fabrics


5) For a cute top try a Butterfly Blouse in Petal in Gold.


Oliver + S Butterfly Blouse in Handcrafted fabric


6) For a fun dress in warm weather try a Pinwheel Dress in Grove in Sidewalk.


Oliver + S Pinwheel Dress in Handcrafted fabric


7) I love a Fairy Tale Dress in a border print! This Plume Double Border in Navy will make a stunning dress with a white collar.


Oliver + S Fairy Tale Dress in Handcrafted fabric


I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together! Will you be sewing with Handcrafted fabrics in the near future?


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  1. Wow, this post is fantastic!!! I want to try all of those combinations.

  2. Lucinda

    stunning post! loved all the fabric/pattern combinations -can’t go wrong with any of them!

  3. Lots of good ideas here, and I love how vibrant the prints are 😀

  4. What a great post.

    I have the Swingset Skirt pattern & am wondering if it would work with cotton jersey knit fabric. Seems as though my stash has an excess of jersey at the moment. Would love to hear others opinions. Thanks, Linda A

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