Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Piles of Knits!

Woke up this morning to a miserable, rainy day, which means I just want to cuddle under a blanket and knit some fuzzy wool, but sewing is my goal for the day! 

This is not the stack of fabric I should be working on, even though I really want to.  I've been wanting to make a Ruby top with the Catnap as yoke, and the white knit as the body.  I've been putting it off because I'd have to wash the Catnap, and I want to be really sure before I take that step (I don't prewash my quilting fabric).

And the bottom two are fabrics that I found over the weekend... in my house... can't remember buying them...

Anyway, the plaid is just a yard, and while I'd love to make it into a summer top, I'm not sure it'll be enough.  I might make it into something for the little girl.  And the bottom is 5 (5!) yards of a really great jersey.  It's so soft, a little stiff, but not heavy, and has stretch in just one direction, so it'll hold whatever shape I impose on it better.  I'm wondering if a knit Washi Dress is possible.  Seems like that would be a thing, but I haven't seen any on the internets.  I might have to just take the plunge and do it.

But this is what I'm going to be doing first.  It will be a nursing dress for a wedding a friend is attending.  I've already made the top, but it needs some reworking to fit properly.  And the actual dress part is going to be the grey print.  It's easy enough to do, but there's just a lot of moving parts, so I've been putting it off for probably a month.  Due in three days, should work out fine!

Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday!


  1. Lovely teals for the dress for your friend. Good luck getting it done in time!

  2. Nothing works like time pressure, right :-) Good luck!

  3. Best of luck finishing on time! I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

  4. I just read your new quilt blogger post and just wanted to comment to you because I really enjoy reading your blog. And, because Addicted to Love is one of my favorite movies. It is obscure and totally a stalker movie! But, Matthew and Meg can get away with it. :)

  5. If you try the knit washi, let me know! I've seen a couple people recently say they want to try it, but I haven't seen one yet. Maybe if you do something like a more stable interlock or ponte?


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