Sidewalk Knits Showcase

Long time, no see, huh? Wow…didn’t realize it had been quite that long untilΒ I went to write this post. I did have a baby shortly after my last posting and life has been a little crazy since then! I’m slowly getting back into sewing and hopefully will pop in here more often as I’ve missed sharing my things here! I really like the record this blog provides of my sewing adventures…and my kids. πŸ™‚

sidewalk-knit-showcase-8-of-12Enough about me…on to the cuteness that is this fabric and these boys! Y’all know that I’m a big fan girl of Rae from Made by Rae and she’s got some awesome new fabric lines out. I love so much that she designs fabric lines that can be used for both boys and girls! Cool boy fabric is really hard to find. Rae and Cloud 9 fabrics were so kind to send me two yards of the art class print in green from her new knit line- Sidewalk– to play around with.

sidewalk-knit-showcase-2-of-12Y’all, you can make a lot from 2 yards of knit fabric! This stuff is 55″ wide and made from some really nice interlock. I tend to be more of a jersey knit girl because I find a lot of interlocks to be too stiff, but this Cloud 9 interlock is super soft and perfectly stretchy- but with the extra stability you get with the interlock substrate. Highly recommend!

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I promised myself I wouldn’t sew matching outfits for all 3 boys but here I am, unable to resist the pull. They’re not strictly matching- everyone’s got a little something different going on, but all 3 boys are sporting something from this fabric.

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Let’s start oldest to youngest, shall we? I made Oliver a safari raglan in the size 6. I used the coordinating solid Cloud 9 interlock in snow for the sleeves. Just a basic tee but I took the extra time and actually hemmed his up, so it looks nice and professional.

For Eliot, I really wanted to make some knit shorts and love the look of the mini hudsons so I started with that pattern as my base, cut it off at his knee, and hemmed them up instead of using cuffs. Since the pants pattern is made to have a baggier thigh and thinner calf, I smoothed out the curve of the leg piece as I was cutting it outΒ to make it a little more straight legged, but I think it still needs a little more work to be perfect.sidewalk-knit-showcase-3-of-12

The pockets and waistband look so cute though so I’m still considering it a win. And he loves “comfy pants” so I know they’ll get a lot of wear. His shirt is just a flashback skinny tee in a size 4 with a chest pocket. The blue knit is an unknown sourced jersey knit from my stash.

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And then we have Charlie- (um yeah, welcome to the blog Charlie!- I’ll try to do a legit introduction post sometime soon, but for now, here’s my adorable 3rd baby boy- Charlie Edmund. πŸ™‚ ) Charlie’s outfit is from Brindille and Twig- a fairly new pattern company to me but I’m liking what I’ve sewn from them! His shirt is their new Ringer Tee (free pattern!) in a 3-6 months size. And his leggings are the drawstring leggings (also 3-6 months). Love both of these patterns and I see myself making a lot more of each of them.

 

I really enjoyed getting to sew again. I’ve missed it. Thanks to Cloud 9 and Rae for providing me with the fabric. I’m a huge fan and will totally be picking up some more to use for more fun boy sewing.Β sidewalk-knit-showcase-4-of-12

And if anyone has tips for getting decent pictures of 3 kids together, please pass them on! We had to settle for least worst when choosing pics for this post. It’s been too long since I took blog pics and my older two have forgotten how to act for the camera! Goobers. This last picture is kinda my fave though…so much personality coming through!Β sidewalk-knit-showcase-9-of-12