I know that creativity comes at a point of interface--between different cultures, subjects, disciplines, techniques, etc. So this piece (which intersects knitting and fabric) felt like an explosion of possibilities around the best that both of these could offer. The knitting gets to do what it does best: fit the body. And the fabric get to do what it does best: provide yardage! The fun is in your personal combination. Start by finding a drapey (probably knit), light-weight fabric, then go find a coordinating yarn, do a little knitting and a little sewing, combine the two, and wear with pride! By the way, I have tried this garment on many many students, and as long as it is the right length (so please pay attention to those directions), it looks FABULOUS on everyone! PS A metric version of this pattern is available upon request. Please email me after you have purchased the pattern. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl basic shaping basic seaming basic sewing (because the knitting is combined with fabric) GAUGE 22 stitches and 32 rows = 4" (over stockinette) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS S (M, L, 1X, 2X) finished bust measurement 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)" to fit bust sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" finished hem of fabric piece 53 (59, 65, 71, 77)"