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Pattern Reviews — Merino Layers

Pattern Reviews — Merino Layers

It's no secret that our ZQ Premium Merino is a staff favourite here at TFS, and for good reason! It's super-soft, moisture-wicking for temperature regulation and has hypoallergenic properties, making it an ideal choice for babies and anyone with sensitive skin, plus many other beneficial properties that you can read about here!

Now that Winter has arrived here in the Southern Hemisphere, we're planning cosy, versatile warm layers that can be easily added into any wardrobe rotation. We chose some of our most useful wardrobe workhorse patterns from our Make by TFS range, also featuring a couple of Jude Beanies by Staystitch Pattern Co, a perfect scrapbusting project for merino offcuts! Thanks to Zosia and Bianca from our Online Store team for kindly modeling, read on for all the details.

Outfit Details

Zosia wears classic tones for easy layering! Featuring our Make by TFS Fog Tee with the added free Turtleneck pattern extension in size 10 sewn with Biscotti ZQ Merino, paired with Zosia's Cass Pants sewn in Navy - Heavyweight Smooth Stretch Cotton.

Outfit Details

Bianca wears our size 10 Make by TFS Fog Tee with the added free Turtleneck extension, sewn in Iris ZQ Premium Merino worn with our shaped leg May Jean pattern made up in 13oz Upcycled Denim – Pumice Speckle!

Outfit Details

We used our Olive ZQ Premium Merino to sew up this Make by TFS Mabel Dress, worn by Bianca in a size 10. Layer it up with leggings and cosy knits!

Outfit Details

For Zosia's Dress above we used our Fog pattern with the added Turtleneck extension in size 10, adding 70cm to the length from the bottom of the original hem and taking in 2.5cm at each side of the waist (10cm in total) for some shaping. Sewn up in our cheerful Turmeric ZQ Merino colour!

Pattern Review

Stay Stitch Pattern Co Jude Beanie PDF Pattern

The Jude Beanie has recently caught our eye over on Instagram, and looked like a fun and useful project! These easy to sew beanies will keep you cosy all season and uses minimal fabric making it an ideal use for any knit offcuts you've been saving! The PDF pattern includes sizes from Toddler to Adult XL, which means the whole family can enjoy a beanie! It's double-layered for extra warmth and features a classic fold-up brim. This is a perfect beginner-friendly project that can be sewn using a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine or an overlocker/serger.

We needed just 65cm of our Acorn and Navy ZQ Premium Merino colours for our size L and XL Jude Beanies!

What are your winter must-makes? Share with us over on Instagram and TikTok using #TheFabricStore
Keen to see more ZQ Premium Merino creations from the sewing community? Check out our #TFSZQMerino hashtag for plenty of inspiration and ideas!