Ok, so I think I’ve found a new addiction. I am loving sewing with knits. Meet my new enabler Sewing Modkid Style – Modern Threads for the Cool Girl by Patty Young. Just when I thought I was getting sewing with knits out of my system I ran across this new book. It is great. It has lots of cute styles for making all kinds of knit clothing items ranging from leggings to bubble skirts. It has a little bit of every kind of knit clothing item or accessory that you could imagine a little girl would want to wear. So of course I had to try a few items out of the book. First up the Banded Tank Top.
I made a few modifications to this pattern. First of all I didn’t have enough of the owl fabric to make the middle section as poofy as it is suppose to be so it is less so which I think is ok. Second, I shortened the top band by a few inches. Also because I was trying to use up the rest of my Wal-Mart stash of knit shirts I had to make the top and bottom band out of two different fabrics. I like the result. My daugher doesn’t though. She said it looks weird so I guess this one wasn’t a total win. Here is the original shirt being cut up to be made into the banded tank top.
And here is the final product.
Then next I took this shirt and turned it into
I used a red knit that I had left over from another project for the banded waist and the t-shirt for the shorts. If you look closely you will notice that I used the hem of the shirt for the short bottoms. So once I sewed them up they were already hemmed! This made the project that much faster! These go together so quickly. Once you have the pattern traced and the fabric cut out – these can easily be made in an hour! This would be a great first project for someone just starting out sewing with knits. I love quick projects and my daughter actually liked these!
There are several more patterns that I want to try in this book. The bubble dress, the A-lined gored skirt and the tie strap halter just to name a few! I also definitely want to try out her leggings pattern now that I know those can also be made so quickly. The great thing about the patterns in this book is that they range in size 2T- 10! So hopefully I will be able to use these patterns for a while or at least as long as I get the approval from my daughter!