I've been building up my stash of knits for a couple of months now, mostly through on-line stores like the Fabric Fairy. Last weekend, though, I finally made it to Mill End on the West side and found a whole bunch of pretty cute knits. And they were all 25% off, yay!
a saThis particular rainbow print was only $5.00 a yard plus 25% off. I found it in the flat folds section and bought a yard and a half of it. At 60 inches wide, there is plenty left. A matching dress for B is in the works and who knows, maybe a top for me. Hmm, would a rainbow shirt be appropriate for someone my age????
Here are the deets: the pattern is the Bloom Dress from the book Sewing ModKid Style by Patty Young. I left off the flower appliques on the sides and added a tiny pocket and ribbing on the sleeves. I made a size 4 and as you can see it fits S perfectly.
Sewing with knits is really addictive. I have to say that with my serger everything comes together so fast and easy. And even the top stitching that I had to do on my sewing machine came out looking pretty darn good.
And on the plus side, S is now claiming that she loves everything I make her. More knits to come!