Did someone say sew all the knits?? I think that is exactly what Project Run and Play said =). Project Run and Play started up a new season and I am sewing along with a couple of the themes. How could I pass up sewing up a knit outfit. They are my favs.
I especially love cotton lycra. It has great stretch and recovery and can be used for just about any knit project. I keep a pretty big stash of cotton lycra all the time and I save my scraps. As long as I stick to similar weight ones (I like 8-10oz) I can mix them up over and over again.
For this knit outfit I started with the Hibernis Cowl from Sofilantjes. I was in love with this as soon as it came out. It has such awesome lines and colorblocking options. I hacked it a little by extending the hem band a few inches to turn it into a minidress.
One of the many cool features of the Hibernis is that the cowl is removable. This is perfect for me because its very late in the cool season for us here in Texas.
I added some eco felt cutouts to the snap tabs that hold the cowl in place. A star on one side.
A flower on the other side.
For the undershirt I used a Gracious Threads Petra Tee I made last year. My daughter got a lot taller since then. There was still plenty of length because I made it extra long to start but the sleeves were now at some weird place between 3/4 and elbow. I added some extra long cuffs to the sleeve to make it long. I often add cuffs or hem bands to tees to get more wear out of them. Good knits aren’t cheap but the cost per wear ends up totally worth it.
Warm weather version without the undershirt and cowl makes a happy camper when it’s 80 degrees, like when we took these photos. Don’t feel bad, she got ice cream for this 😛
I had a pair of Abby’s Footed tights from The Wolf and the Tree I made in November. Growth spurt meant that these are now too small in the inseam so she can’t pull them up all the way. No problem, I just cut off the toes and hemmed the bottom for a brand new pair of leggings!
And some coordinating tshirt yarn hair ties.
There are some really amazing knits in this outfit. I love how all the colors and patterns pair together without being too much…. well, not too much for me anyway =)
- From Loiseau Fabrics we have the Unicorn Print, Pink and Red Striped Stenzo, and Rainbow Stripes
- All the dots are Stenzo and from Mabel Madison.
- Blue and green stars from BWD Fabrics.
- Hibernis Cowl from Sofilantjes
- Gracious Threads Petra Tee
- Made for Mermaids free Banded Knit Beanie
- Abby’s Footed Tights from The Wolf and The Tree
And the real fun part is that all of these pieces mix with other items I’ve made. Kid can’t go wrong getting dressed.