Monday, May 18, 2015

Fabricworm Knit Challenge Victories

Hello + Happy Monday!  We're already sporting near 90 degree weather here in South Carolina, so I've begun to think seriously about summer wardrobe.  Top of the list is a sun hat for baby and some rompers or tees that accommodate her feeding tube.  But when those things fall into place, I'd also like to make myself something this year.  Maybe today's knit victories will actually get me moving!

Come see what our knit challengers made with their Birch knits from Fabricworm!  The original challenge prompted each to work with 2 yards of their choice.  They could add other fabric and trims as desired and they had a little over a week for the making.

Sometimes a deadline is just what we need! 

First up, Megan shared her project at A little bit of my life.  She made a tank dress, pulling together several free online tutorials and basing her pieces on a favorite tank top.  This was Megan's first time sewing with knits, yet she drafted and sewed this up in one day, contrast binding and all.  Wow!  Fabrics:  Jay-Cyn Serengeti and Birch Solid Grass.

Love it on you, Megan!


Amanda made a similar style knit skirt, using the crafterhours knit pencil skirt tutorial.  She says, "The fabric was a dream and the weight is just right for this project."  I think that drop waist seam is very flattering, don't you?  Nicely done, Amanda!  Fabric:  Birch Solid Dusk.



And can you believe that Dana at Waterpenny made THREE garments for the challenge?  She started with a pretty, swirly skirt (which she sports hiking, no less), added a funky tank and then couldn't resist a wee little dress for her baby girl.  Hop on over to her blog to see all three.  The tank's my favorite!  Fabric:  Charley Harper Barn Swallow




To round out our challenge, Jennifer glows in her beautiful new knit dress!  Don't you just want to be her?  My goodness!  Visit in the Baumgarten for lots of tips on how she sewed up the Moneta dress pattern without a serger.  Her detail shots and newbie tips are just what I'd need to get up the gumption!  Fabric:  Charley Harper Feathers


A great big thanks to all challengers for inspiring us with your knit-tackling courage!   And, of course, thanks to Fabricworm for providing the Birch knits for our event!  I believe there are more knits in my future.  What about you?

9 comments:

  1. Those ladies all make knits look doable and lovely! Great job everyone. Fun challenge, Rachel! I bet you'll come up with something equally stunning.

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    1. Thanks, Hydee. I don't know when I'll get to it, but they do make it look easy enough!

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  2. Such pretty projects! I can't decide which one I like best!

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  3. Thanks for sharing everyone's project, inspiration for my next project! I think I'm a bit obsessed!

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  4. Great challenge! Knits are so comfortable for in the summer. I remember when knits became huge in the 80s. I think they were called Units and you were supposed to mix and match them. Anyway, everybody was sewing away with knits and very few people had sergers back then, so it can be done!

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  5. This is inspiring! Like, I suspect, most of your readers, I'm most comfortable working with quilting cottons, and my favorite shape is rectangular ... and flat. These projects may help me muster the courage to try something new.

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    1. LOL - I'm with you, Michelle, but these are some great looking garmets.

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  6. The moneta dress in feathers is stunning!

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  7. The ladies did a great job.
    Great lookin outfits

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