Monday, April 12, 2010

New play clothes


I made some much needed warm play clothes for the girls. This is what I like - simple and quick sewing with a cute result. I actually get a lot of clothes sewn up in my mind, but sadly not many in reality!

I modified the Miss Madeline dress pattern to make long tops with 3/4 sleeves.
The leggings are from a very easy Simplicity pattern.




This little one hasn't quite got her "camera smile" figured out yet!

The fabric was all on special at Spotlight. I find knits really easy to work with these days, providing they don't have too much stretch. I usually look for cotton with about 5% lycra or similar.

I'll be making more of these, the girls find them so comfortable too.

5 comments:

Nell said...

I've always shied away from knits thinking them too tricky to work with - what's your secret? What sort of machine needle do you use?

Mum2eight said...

I also haven't liked sewing with knits much except for sewing jumpers. I may have a go at sewing some leggings too.

Linda said...

This is very inspiring! I want to make clothes for my little ones too. Now that the weather is cooling down here in South Africa... You have made beautiful items:)
Warmly
Linda

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

i really love her "camera" smile, my kids did the same thing for such a long time it makes me laugh.
nice sewing, gotta love quick and easy...

Gill - That British Woman said...

I too am frightened about sewing with knits, so would love tips.

The girls clothes are great.

Gill in Canada