So I thought I'd use the excuse of Kids Clothes Week to blog about how much I LOVE sewing with knits for kids!! I've developed a slight knit fabric obsession over the last 6-12 months. I blame the internet mostly, and as a result have realized how easy, cute, comfy and quick sewing things up in knit is. I also finally have a working SERGER which basically changes the game of sewing with knits completely.
The internets are covered in cute knit fabric and adorable patterns to use them with. My Pinterest Boards has some links and I'll share a few more with my projects below!
But first a few of my favorite stores for knits! I'm personally obsessed with all the cute prints that come out of Europe and L'Oiseau, Simpli Fabric and Duncan and Kate are my Canadian Favs. I also order sometimes from some custom print groups on Facebook, a few now have non Facebook presences like The Fabric Snob and Sweet N Charmed. My local shop Fabrications is now getting in Art Gallery knits and should have them online soon too!
Raglan tees - probably my favorite sew for the boys, and I've made a bunch. My go to pattern is See Kate Sew's Recess Raglan. Quick and an awesome fit of my guys! Here are a couple of my favorites:
See Kate Sew City Girl Frock in my Mother in Law's house back for Easter! Not my decor style...
And the companion to that R2D2 shirt would be these pants from Max and Meena's Maxaloones pattern. They are all the rage in the cloth diaper world for their roomy butt fit and general adorableness.
And now that I've reminded you all of summer, here are a few pictures of the adorable tanks I made for the boys. After I made little E the bus shirt, he just ran around saying bussssss, busssss. These guys are too much some days! These were made using the FREE Fishsticks Tank pattern! I'm thinking I can layer them over button down shirts for the winter. That wouldn't be too much would it?
Recently I also made a second Bimaa Hoodie for my oldest first every school picture day! Sadly it may be the only time he wears it as he's recently declared he no longer likes knights... argh! good things his little brother will fit in it soon!
And I've recently started sewing up a few girly knits for little friends. Most recently this Raglan Pocket Dress by Brindille & Twig!
And LAST but not least, something I actually sewed during this KCW! Pajamas! Used the top and cuffs from Peek-a-boo Patterns Alex and Anna Winter PJ's. But used the Clean Slate Pants from Blank Slate Patterns as a starting point for the flannel pants. I've decided PJ's are the perfect knit fabric stash buster! you can use crazy colour combos that work as PJ's, but not necessarily as other clothing!
So I'll end this with a link to Made by Rae's awesome Sewing with Knits series. Full of excellent tips on sewing with knits. Have a good KCW everyone!