Today's look is the Melanie by ModKid. I love this pattern and the fact that you are supposed to mix fabrics in it... now I expanded from 2 fabrics to 3, and used three shirts to complete the dress. (two XS women's shirts - yeah those never belonged to me, and one L tank top that also didn't belong to me). Three used T's for a grand total of $0!!!
|I just love these bound pockets - I mixed up the pattern a bit and had the sleeve match the side panel rather than the main fabric - I really wanted more of the teal in the look!|
If you are new to working with knits there is one tool I want to recommend to you - a double needle. Yep - a $3 double needle is the key to hemming and finishing your knit garments (unless you want to invest tons of money in a cover stitch machine - while you're at it, pick one up for me too, mmmkay!) There are tons of other helpful tools - ranging from cheap ones like tissue paper, to medium ones like a walking foot, to expensive ones like a serger and cover stitch machine. But seriously... add that twin needle into your mix and your world of sewing with knits will change forever!
|this isn't the best picture of it, but the neckline, bottom hem, and sleeve hems are all done with a twin needle|
Loving this pattern - I'll pair it with leggings for fall, but I couldn't make my baby suffer through that much clothing when it was hovering around 90 outside. Thus the primarily close ups of her sitting - I am not a fan of flashing the diaper ;op
I hope you all have a great weekend ahead - and if you have time to sew, consider being inspired to sew along with Operation Project $0, and don't forget to link up your images to the Flickr Group so that I can feature some next week!