There are plenty of times (like weeks at a time) that I don’t feel inspired to make anything, or my kids don’t need anything, or I just have no creative juices. But I’m feeling super-charged this week and I think it’s because I’m conquering my fears about sewing with knits. And it’s mostly because I have too- since it’s all my kids want to wear.
Yup. I am.
I made this late at night, and could’ve been way more precise about sewing it all, but I wasn’t. Basically, I cut the shirt off a couple of inches under the arm pit and added a nice big gathered rectangle (I stitched that to the bodice by using zigzag stitch and then I serged it). There is some definite wonkiness (at the gathered seam, and the hem), but Ell loves it!
(a-hem. This photo shoot was a DOOZY.)
This rib knit was pretty stretchy and even though I cut a size 5 for my kid, it really started to stretch out by the time she got home from school when I snapped these pictures. The gray baby rib is from Joann and it’s awesome- great stretch recovery (like all my new lingo?). It’s great for necklines and cuffs.
The coral floral (hehe) fabric is from fabric.com, but I can’t seem to find it there anymore. I got it for $3.49/yard and I am willing to take my chances on cheap knit from an online store. I am not one of those “have to see it/feel it in the store” type of people. There is excitement in a little risky fabric shopping! I did make sure it was mostly cotton, with a little lycra, and I think that’s a good little rule to go buy when buying for basic shirts/dresses.
Girl is growing like a weed. Those high-waters and worn-out knees are being taken care of tomorrow, fyi.