Some Sunday stretch sewingMay 17, 2015
I went to Spotlight yesterday for an invisible zip for an Ishi dress I am making, and came out with some gorgeous jersey which was on sale as well. 'Spotty' has a great range of jersey these days. Lots of gorgeous prints which are usually around $15 per metre. They were on sale for 30% off so I managed to make this outfit for about $12. Issie only had one pair of leggings and I thought, I really should make them, since I can, even though I could probably buy them for the same price. I love sewing for my kids and they only took about 15 minutes of sewing time.
The jersey is called 'combed jersey' but these knits have a different stretch to each other - the leggings are less stretchy than the top. I love the woodland print of the top. It also comes in a soft red/orange colourway. I just used one of Issie's store bought tops and cut a pattern from it - I only purchased 1/2 metre so I used long cuffs with some lovely soft stretch blue I had in my stash. I added a peplum frill for fun.
I also can't go past spots - I pretty much love all spots. I love the soft red/orange colour of this fabric. The leggings were also traced from another pair - they have no side seams so there were only three construction seams then the waist and leg hems - super quick!! I used my over locker for both projects which makes stretch sewing so fast and easy.
Isabella has well and truly worn this outfit in already - bacon and eggs with Daddy, a trip to the shops to spend their precious pocket money, visiting her aunty (my sister) and uncle and riding on the quad bike and in the ute around their paddocks and some tree climbing at home. She was sad the leggings were already in the wash basket by the end of the day! I love the girls' excitement when they see me with new fabric - "What are you making...Who's this for?" And then "Yay, it's for me! You'll get the next one Juliette."