What a long two weeks! No time to make anything new, and I’ve missed it. Repairs and alterations are absolutely not the same. I was pleased to have the time to organise aspects of my sewing room – and I’ll show you my sewing room in a later blog post – but it was wonderful to put the pedal to the floor yesterday and get something made.
When I saw this (slightly creepy?) cat printed cotton/spandex knit at Darn Cheap Fabrics a few weeks ago, I pounced upon it. I knew that both my daughters would be very keen for me to make them something with it. However, I knew that it would need something to tone it down a little, which is why I paired it with the solid blue cotton/spandex knit. I had been wondering what pattern would be a good match, so when I saw the Modkid Melanie pdf pattern pop up on facebook last week, I bought it straight away.
I cut this at size 8/9, and made it as per the pattern other than adding a neckband in the blue cotton/lycra knit. The pattern had the neckline simply turned over and stitched in place – I wanted the contrast, and I prefer a neckband finish to a simple hem. Hems are all twin needled in blue. The leggings are Go To Leggings in the full length option. They are a little too long, but Clare likes the look with them scrunched around her ankles. So who am I to argue?
The pattern gives the option of three sleeve lengths – short (as I made them), elbow length, and long. The side inserts and gathered pockets are fun and easy to construct. And yes, Stella wants one too. Maybe later this week!