Monday, September 15, 2014
sew it all series - japanese pattern book: knit basics
Today, as part of the Sew it All series, I made two basic knit pieces for Mae, both from this book. The leggings are pattern #9 sewn in a size 100. I didn't make any changes to the pattern, and they fit wonderfully. In fact, Mae is wearing them as I write this :) I used a ponte knit from Joann's, which I used previously (blogged here) and absolutely love. It sews beautifully, and now that I've washed the sweatshirt several times, I know that it holds up to every day wear and tear really well too.
I was only going to make the leggings, but then I realized that Mae needs some basic tees too, and the book just happened to have a knit shirt pattern :) I started with pattern #28 and added the long sleeves from #30. I did shorten the sleeves a bit and add cuffs just because I felt like it. I really don't have a better reason, and I don't even think I necessarily prefer cuffs, but I guess I couldn't sew two patterns in a row as is! I felt the need to make at least one change so this didn't turn into the most boring blog post ever :)
For the more observant reader, you may have noticed that I didn't include this fabric in my original blog post about Mae's Japanese capsule wardrobe. That's because I made this shirt on a whim and this is one of the few appropriate fabrics I had on hand. I know it doesn't fit in with the other fabrics, but it's a Japanese print, which is good enough for me!
Top - Organic Kawaii knit
Leggings - Ponte knit from Joann's