This is the last day of the Knit fabric sewing creations made from fabric the 4 contestants swapped. They each sent and received 2 yard of fabric and then sewed it up! Their only stipulation was that the fabric be knit fabric. Today, Ajaire from Call Ajaire is here to show you what she created:
Hi guys! I’m Ajaire from Call Ajaire and I can’t wait to show you what I made with this knit swap fabric!
Charity from Say Grr Sewing was charged with sending me the fabric for the swap and in her note she said that she had purchased the floral and the yellow and was a bit disappointed in the quality of the yellow when it arrived so she threw in the white at the last minute. I really like the color of the yellow and wanted to use it even if it was a little thin. However, the three fabrics sat in a pile in my sewing room for ages as I couldn’t figure out what to make with them. Then I got the idea to add another color to the mix.
I tried a few different solids like green, brown, and blue, but gasped when I put this variegated orchid knit next to the others. The orchid did something to the floral that pleased my eye. I knew immediately that I would make another Paneled Sunsuit for Bean with a cardi to complete the look.
For the Paneled Sunsuit I used two layers of the orchid on the bottom since it was also a little thin, and just like the first one I made, the bodice is fully lined. The white fabric was used for the lining. I added a strip of the yellow as a faux piping at the top of the bodice to tie the fabrics together.
The cardigan I chose to make is the Aster Cardigan from LBG Studio through Willow & Co. I have been eyeing that pattern since Vanessa designed it for her season of Project Run & Play. It’s a really sweet shape and perfect for layering. The pattern does not disappoint. It’s even better than I expected and so easy to follow. The inside finishes are nice and clean which I really like for the insides of a top layering piece that might be unbuttoned or removed.
It turns out the yellow fabric is perfect for a cardi. It is a great light layer and I love how it looks with the pop of white faux piping.
I am so pleased with how this outfit came together. Bean seemed really comfortable in it and the sunsuit is super cute. The cardi will be worn a lot this fall and I was really happy to use that yellow fabric after all! I definitely declare this knit challenge a success! Stop by my blog to see more fun pics!
That little romper is so cute, and the color combinations are fabulous. That adorable little cardi is simply icing on the cake! Fantastic ensemble for sure! Now let’s review the four creations submitted by our knit contestants:
1. Scary from Shaffer Sisters
2. Karly from Paisley Roots
3. Charity from SayGrrSewing
4. Ajaire from Call Ajaire
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