One of the perks of working at Core Fabrics is the ability to gaze at our release calendar, which takes up an entire wall and displays all the fabrics we have coming up in the next six months. I’ve been especially excited by this bamboo terry with stripes. The swatch had piqued my curiosity, and when the rolls finally arrived, I fell in love with the softness of this navy blue striped jersey.
A marinière always makes me feel this way because it reminds me of my native Brittany. And as I haven’t been back there for more than two years, this Madeleine de Proust makes me even more nostalgic.
That’s how my latest make came to be. Meet the IAM Lion in a striped bamboo terry from Core Fabrics.
The sweatshirt has a nice puff sleeve and three snaps on the left shoulder. It’s quick and straightforward to make, and very satisfying. I made mine on a rainy Sunday afternoon using mainly a serger, and no alterations were necessary.
The bamboo knit fabric is fun to work with. It left a little bit of fluff when I cut it, but it is delightful to sew thanks to an excellent stretch recovery. It also has a nice heft to it and it’s so comfy to wear. The smooth knit side is super soft, and the plush terry side gives it extra coziness.
This make has everything it takes to become a wardrobe staple. I think the volume of the sleeve gives it some pizzazz, and I’m excited to pair this versatile piece with all sorts of garments. For example, I think it will be cute with my Pauline Alice Rosari skirt, Megan Nielson Dawn jeans and the Peppermint Milton pinafore, which is in my sewing queue.
Until I get to return to Brittany, wrapping myself in my new favourite Breton shirt will suffice.