I had planned on doing alot more sewing with knits but checking back I noticed that August was the last time I touched my stash of cotton knits. Yesterday I put together this number for my Carolin.
I borrowed Ottobre from a friend and made one of the patterns (Autumn 2009, Reversable Raglan-Sleeve Top.) I'd like to try one more pattern in the magazine to see if I could see myself spending money on the Ottobre Design magazine (is it really a magazine?)
/I used my twin needle for the first time! What a great way to finish it.
Sewing with a knit fabric is a whole different ball game from sewing with woven fabrics. The fabric tends to curl and stretch, yet when the article of clothing is finished it is very forgiving of any minor errors, unlike a crispy cotton. It's also very comfortable to wear.
As always, sewing for Carolin is rewarding because the photo shoot is so much fun. Love that girl, mischief and all!
This was a fairly thrifty project. I bought the aqua knit at Liquidation World way back for $1.00/metre (I only used 1/2 of a metre) and the gray heart cotton jersey knit from an online store that was clearing out for about $5.00/metre including shipping costs (I only used 1/2 metre.) That makes the shirt about $3.00 to make.