Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sewing with knits

First off, let me just say that this is not a sponsored post or anything like that. I went out and purchased a pattern, sewed it up, and want to share my experience.

Okay, that said.... I LOVE THIS PATTERN! It's the Tee for Two from Patterns by Figgy's and it is awesome! Shelly Figueroa is the person behind this company and she's a fellow Portlander.

The Tee for Two pattern is perfect for a beginner sewist and ideal if you're nervous or intimidated about sewing with knits. It's perfect for boys or girls and comes in a wide range of sizes. Best of all - even though I do happen to have a serger, you can make the shirt or dress using your regular home sewing machine!

There are three sleeve options (long, short, and a fluttery cap sleeve) that can be used on either the shirt or dress and you can use all one fabric or mix it up.

This shirt was my very first attempt. I was using knit remnants that I've been saving and used the fluttery sleeve option because that's what worked. I LOVE the raw edge raglan look and since knits don't fray, there's no hemming of the sleeves or bottom of the shirt. Seriously, this pattern comes together so fast it's ridiculous!

And here's the dress version with long sleeves. Miss B picked out the print fabric one day and I had enough to make this dress as well as sleeves for another shirt. I think there's one more dress in the immediate future (and probably some shirts for Owen) and then I'll get back to working on other things.

So, if you're new to sewing with knits or nervous about trying it out, give this pattern a go!

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