kcwc: day one: tulip turtleneck

kids clothes week challenge

pattern: from this book.

fabric: jersey knit fabric from here

sewing time: about an hour ( I'd already traced the pattern pieces and prewashed the fabric)

overall: success! there may have been a loud snapping sound of a thread breaking when I pulled it over her head but I went back and sewed it up while stretching the fabric and I think we're going to be okay.

hat: yes, another one. she wanted pink. it's done in this yarn. I don't know if I'm feeling it as much as in the thick/thin yarn as the book recommended. I think I need to hit the local yarn shop.

a little flashback Phoebe sewing. I can't believe her hair was so dark!

13 thoughts on “kcwc: day one: tulip turtleneck

  1. Jennifer R. says:

    Hilary, did you use a serger for your knits? I’m starting a dress/pant combo from Oliver+S patterns and it’s my first time sewing with knits. I’ve been studying “Sew U: Home Stretch” but still don’t know until I go for it whether I’ll want to invest in a serger or if my Janome 6600’s Knit Stitch will work. What has worked best for you with knits?
    Thanks!

  2. Jennifer R. says:

    I meant to say in my last post that your Phoebe’s turtleneck is adorable and you’ve inspired me to actually use my japanese pattern book!

  3. janimal says:

    Great top! Love the fabric. And your daughter is totally cute.
    I just visited Purl Soho in NYC and bought your book there after admiring it on their blog. I traced two patterns last night and am so thrilled to get started. I had one of those reversible two sided dollies as a little girl that I loved so much. I was pretty excited to see that pattern. Even more excited at how straightforward the directions appear. Thanks, cheers, and congratulations on the book!

  4. Hillary Lang says:

    hi jennifer, yes, I did use a serger. but it’s an older hand-me-down and I think I have it threaded wrong. It does the trick but I bet that stitch on your machine would work too. I did get a ball needle for my machine finally and that works well on knits.

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