I never new how much I loved to sew clothes until just recently. I can’t say it enough, how I never thought I would be addicted to sewing clothes of all things. New patterns, new fabric, and a finished garment are all so very exciting to me! For awhile now I have been buying fabric from Girl Charlee (affiliate link). It is an online knit store full of super fun knits and a great price! They also have this thing called Knit Fix where once a month you have the opportunity to buy a secret package of 12 yards of fabric at a super good price. I was always hesitant to try this out since I didn’t know what I would be getting, but I decided to give it a shot this month. I got a few fabrics I absolutely loved and some I wouldn’t probably pick out myself, but they are fun to have for a change! There is a Facebook group where you can buy or exchange fabrics from your knit fix, so if theres anything you get that you absolutely hate, its easy to trade or sell.
So with this month’s knit fix came a coupon for a women’s pattern in See Kate Sew’s shop. If you use a fabric from your knit fix paired with a See Kate Sew pattern, you are entered to win an August knit fix. So I decided to give it a try. I mean really, don’t tempt me with a coupon for a pattern and a giveaway! I can’t resist.
The Dreamer top was a really easy sew! The pattern is actually for a solid shirt, but I had seen on Kate’s blog how she added lace to the top. I really loved that detail so I decided to tweak the pattern a bit to add the lace. I really do love how it turned out. The lace was a bit more sheer than I was envisioning but I think it will be ok.
I love the details and the simplicity of this shirt. The fabric from my knit fix I chose is this white and green flower knit. This was one of those fabrics I would have never boughten on my own, but I really do like how it turned out. Instead of using bias tape that was the same color as the lace to finish the neck I chose a green to tie in the faint green from the knit print. Pair that with a green tank and it all ties together nicely! I guess when you get fabric you wouldn’t have originally bought, it brings out the creativity a little more!
I love wearing shirts that are looser, they are just so comfy and flattering. I know I will be making more of these quick, easy, and super cute shirts! I also saw on her blog how to hack this pattern to make a V yoke. I will most likely be trying that next 🙂
Photo bombed by the little cute baby who we later caught eating dirt :0 Oh the adventures of having a soon to be one year old! Thanks to my husband for the pictures! I am not one who loves to model, so between his newness to picture taking and my awkwardness at modeling, I think we got a few good ones!