Monday, January 30, 2012

Sewing with Knits Dress

I think I may have mentioned it once before, but I recently learned how to draft my own patterns! And wow! What a world it has opened up for me! I'm having a lot of fun making the kids clothes. I feel a bit bad, I sew so much more for Sydney than Nathan. Do you have any suggestions for boy things I can sew him?

I have also recently starting sewing with knits! And you know what, they are not bad at all! Why do they make it out to be such a big deal? Knits are so much more comfortable for them to wear, and it's a total thrift store up cycle fun hunt! I"ve up cycled two shirts for Nathan, and a few things for Sydney. Fabric stores don't seem to sell too many fun prints in knits, so it's all about up cycling old stuff!

Here is a dress i made Sydney. The top (stripes) are from a knit shirt I got at Target on clearance for just a few dollars. It was an XXL so I can easily get one or two more shirts out of it for her!

bottom is a quilters cotton. I actually adds  a little too much weight to the knit, it seems to droop a bit. But all in all I like it!


  1. Sydney is such a cutie!! How about you draft me up a really cute apron pattern! Haha :)

  2. Thank you! And I'll see what I can do!

  3. So, no matter why you do it, there are plenty of benefits associated with sewing your own clothes. Whether you do it to save money, for fun, for the self fulfillment, or to be prepared in case of an emergency, sewing your own clothes can be a good idea.