Having just started sewing in the past year (and I got a bit of a slow start!), I've been scared of sewing with knits, or "stretchy fabric" (I'm not thinking of the "stretchy pants" of Nacho Libre variety, but if that's your thing, go for it!).
Naptime Crafters announced the release of the Janey Jump Around Dress on her pattern shop, Peek-a-boo patterns for FREE! I signed up for her newsletter right away and set to printing the pattern.
Starting to sew the pattern was a different matter altogether and happened in a few steps- getting the fabric from Joann's (and I needed to browse to find the perfect color combo!), and then cutting the fabric. Knowing I would see my sister, Katie soon spurred me on to not just let the fabric languish as a "WiP" (work in progress!) like this project (which I will finish- probably when I see my sis, notice a pattern??). When visiting my fam/sis, I brought what I had of the Janey Jump Around Dress and the tutorial that comes with the pattern, along with my sewing machine and found inspiration with my engineer-sewing sis!
Bimma project I sewed up, it made more sense.
This *free* pattern goes from size 6months to 10 years, can you say awesome?! I will definitely be filing this away using my Washi tape/Manila envelope system for sewing again later! I love so much that Cordelia can play in this dress, without worry about being constricted by the dress but still looking cute! Exhibit A of playing...and falling...and picking herself up, below:
I loved this pattern and am so glad I tackled knits...with the help of my intrepid twin (Thanks, Katie/Poopykins!)
**this probably goes without saying (seeing as I'm a baby brand new blogger and all), but I was not compensated for my review- Peek-a-Boo patterns doesn't even know I exist!
Linking up to: Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, Fabric Tuesday @ A Quilt Story, You Flew Tuesdays @ Feathers Flights, Creative Tuesday @ Creadienstag, made by me Wednesday @JAQSstudio, Craftastic Monday @ Sew Can Do, and Much Ado About Monday @ Huckleberry Love