Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Little Oliver+S

Earlier this year I bought up a huge range of fabrics from overseas (pretty sure it was QuiltHome that I bought from). Amongst my haul was some of the lovely Oliver+S fabrics..... including the pink knit fabric. The problem is that I am not a lover of sewing knit fabrics. Lack of experience really. However, with winter coming I thought I really need to bite the bullet and get some winter clothes whipped up for Layla in particular (James is covered with school uniforms for most of the week now, yay!).

So I went ahead and cut out a long sleeve top from the Oliver+S Hopscotch pattern. I forgot to put the walking foot on the machine for the hems (the way I 'do' knits), but overall I am VERY happy with the result. It was a particularly easy pattern to assemble, and I will be making more for winter.

7 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

I LOVE the top! I have seen that fabric around before but honestly, it never really tickled my fancy much, but now I really like it.

The top fits Layla so well - I want to make one too. I have the pattern, just need the time!

littlebetty said...

She's such a doll!!!

Cass said...

Wow looks great and well done for tackling knits.

Natalie said...

This is such a lovely top, I need to make a dent in my knit fabric here too

Mel said...

Just beautiful xox

Karen said...

I have that fabric and pattern - and I love this Belinda - it's adorable. (Maybe I should sew mine up!)
To say nothing of Layla - she's such a sweetie! Great smile.

ingrid said...

This is totally gorgeous! I love it! I am not very good with knits either, I get very frustrated when they don't come out perfect.