It seems that many people are starting to venture into the world of knits...especially when it comes to sewing clothing. They truly are so versatile - they don't fray, there is no need to iron after every wash, and VERY forgiving to work with.
It also seems that many people are finding it very difficult to locate good quality knits to sew with. Lisa from Crafty Mamas sent me a selection of lovely knits to use. I wish you could feel them - they are super soft and have a great thickness to them. I can't wait to cut into them...the grey is an Aussie made STELLA knit - destined to become a Coastal Breeze dress for myself. I think I'll omit a contrast band and keep it all plain. Then I can dress it up with a belt and necklace. I did want to have this sewn for summer, but being grey, I can easily pop a cardi over the top or a long-sleeved top underneath, wear a pair of boots and still be toasty. Not sure what I'll do with the prints yet, they are both made by STENZO - I think a lovely pair of winter Sweet Dreams PJs would be really cosy in knit though, don't you?
Lisa has HEAPS of awesome knits in her store to choose from - no more complaining about lack of choice! Crafty Mamas also stocks a big range of other fabrics, ribbons, trims, patterns, sewing books and more - well worth a shop!
And shop you should...Crafty Mamas is offering Make It Perfect readers a special free habby gift with every order placed between now and Friday 18th March - mention "Perfect Knits" in your order comment and you'll end up with a cool bonus!
I'll be sure to share my finished sewing projects when they are done - happy sewing!