During my little knit fabric sewing frenzy earlier in winter I thought I'd experiment with using some of my patterns (for woven fabric) on knits and see how they turned out. I had a go at using the Butterfly Breeze pattern to make a couple of comfy t-shirt dresses.
The way that I went about it for this pattern (and also the other blouse pattern I blogged about) was to preserve the length (i.e. use child's normal size for length) but lose a bit on the width (i.e. use one size smaller than usual for width).
This worked well on both patterns. Substituting knits for wovens may not always be so straight forward though. You probably need to consider each pattern on a case-by-case basis. Obviously with a really loose fitting design you may need to come in much further on the width.
The fabric I used is a really pretty rose print by Stenzo which I bought through Crafty Mamas. I used my twin needle to give the topstitching a nice finish - simple!
Vandana of The Delhi Store on etsy contacted me recently to ask whether I'd like to host a giveaway with some of her wonderful fabric as the prize.
Being a new convert to the amazing world of Indian fabrics I enthusiastically said yes!
Simply leave a comment here by next Wednesday 21 August and you'll be in the draw to win a metre of fabric of your choice from The Delhi Store (postage included).
As you can see from Vandana's listings and from the pretty fabrics she sent me to photograph and review here, there's a wealth to choose from. Ikats, florals, geometrics, traditional Indian blockprint designs and glorious solids are all featured in her line-up. They are equally suited to dressmaking, home decorating and quilting projects.
Watch this space because I'll also be featuring some projects of my own made up with the fabrics shown here.