Monday, March 30, 2015

Riley Blake - Knit Love Tour + pattern GIVEAWAY


I am so excited to be Part of the Riley Blake Designs Knit Love Tour!
I was asked to choose some fabric and make something to try out there latest knits. There were so MANY great choices, I had a real hard time picking :) I had so many ideas that I ended up making 4 different items


I LOVE working with knits - and most of my patterns are made for them. There are fast and easy to sew (they really are!), super comfy for kids, and all around quite forgiving to work with and in fit. The Riley Blake cotton lycra knits are wonderful for kids clothes. They are a great mid-weight knit with good recovery, very little shrinkage, no fading, and great design choices . Perfect for leggings, tees, dresses - just about everything.

I wanted to make some summer things for my girls, and while they have very different styles, I used the same fabric for both. I choice a navy blue Aztec print with an aqua solid.


My oldest Loves everything girly, so a romantic maxi dress it was. I used my Summer Maxi Dress pattern for the dress and modified it for knit fabrics. I omitted the back opening and used FOE rather then bias binding for the straps...easy peasy.


The fabric drapes beautifully and is strong enough in the bodice to hold up the long gathered skirt


My youngest is all about comfort and climbing everything, so a cute little capri jumper was in order. I used my newest Sugar n' Spice romper/dress pattern for her.



The knit worked great for this design. Stretchy enough for the cuffs and great recovery in the bodice and gathered bottom.

I wanted to try the knits out on something a little more structured, and chose this Cottage Garden - triangle print.


I used it for the lining of a knit blazer (pattern coming soon!) and for an accent on a 3/4 shirt tee.



The grey is a solid french terry that I had that matched perfectly!


The tee was made using my All You Need Jammies pattern, and I added the pocket detail.



Want to make some of these designs for your own?

Check out the selection of Riley Blake knits HERE and comment below with your favorite design for your chance to WIN ALL 3 of the patterns I used 
*winner will be drawn via random generator on April 3rd



 Make sure to catch up with the many other talented blogs on the tour 

March 3: Figgy’s
March 5: EYMM
March 6: Melly Sews
March 7: The Sewing Loft
March 9: Love Notions
March 11: Tea Rose Home
March 12: Sew Much Ado
March 14: Tie Dye Diva
March 16: The Cottage Mama
March 21: Ellie Inspired
March 28: Foo Foo Threads
March 30: Heidi & Finn
March 31: Lily Giggle


46 comments:

  1. I love the cottage garden print! Also, so excited for that blazer! Great looks you made.

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  2. These are all so great! My favorite is the Sugar n' Spice Romper/Dress!

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  3. All Riley Blake prints are great but I would go for the Happy Blossom to combine it with a solid color and the Sugar n' Spice romper would look fabulous on my little lady!

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  4. The romper pattern with this print is just too cute!!

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  5. I love the Ninjas and the Patty Young collection! :)

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  6. Love the navy Aztec fabric!!! And very excited about your blazer pattern, very chic!!

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  7. I love the Aztec print. It is perfect for the Maxi dress design

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  8. Love the Patty Young prints - I could definitely see my daughter in a dress and jammies out of those!

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  9. My kids LOVE the romper. Made one for my daughter and the rest want one including the 14 year old boy. Lol

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  10. Love the Black Aztec. It would make a great romper!

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  11. love the Wildflower Spot Pink in Knit, and the new Heidi and Finn romper and dress pattern.

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  12. I love all of the Cottage Garden and Vintage Market prints!

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  13. I love the blazer! Its looks like a great pattern!

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  14. Roots and wings in coral! Beautiful patterns as always!

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  15. Love that jacket!! Year of the Ninja is a favorite of mine :)

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  16. That blazer!! 😍😍😍😍 I really love the cottage garden triangles you used, pause the blue anchors and hedgies!!

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  17. I love the whole garden cottage collection!!!

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  18. The prints are all great but I love the Vivid Fireworks pattern. Feels both feminine and masculine

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  19. I love the whole Patty Young collection!
    Great that Riley Blake is printing more than the basics now. Love it!

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  20. I love the triangles that are part of the the cottage garden collection

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  21. I'm loving the Sugar and Spice Roper. It would be perfect for my busy busy girl.

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  22. I have been eyeing those exact cottage garden triangles you used in the blazer and shirt combination! Love those!

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  23. Love the Vivid Fireworks knit by Patty Young!

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  24. I really liked the sugar and spice romper dress... ty for sharing your ideas they was all very nice....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  25. I love love love the sugar & spice romper!! :-)

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  26. The cottage garden is beautiful! I can't wait for it to release in May so I can snag some!

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  27. Riley Blake always has such a great selection of fabrics...everything is appealing to me! My favorite knit is K4450-FUSCHIA
    Vivid Leilani Fuschia Knit.

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  28. Your Aztec print is my first choice but I also like the gray and real stripe coming out next month. I didn't know they had a schedule of new releases for fabric, I'm too excited! Thanks for the giveaway, love your outfits and your models are too cute.

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  29. I love what you've done with the cottage triangles blaser!

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  30. Your patterns are wonderful! I am loving the blue anchor knit!

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  31. They all look gorgeous!
    I love the Cottage Garden print :D Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Happy Flappers Main Blue is my choice. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  33. Love the pink vivid fireworks...so cute!

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  34. The cottage Garden is definitely my fav!

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  35. I think I like the Coral Roots and Wings fabric, but it's a tough call! Now I have to find where I can actually buy some! :)

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  36. The Just Dreamy 2 would look super made up as the Romper!

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  37. I *love* the Cottage Garden Triangles in Grey - it's my favourite (and I have some sitting in my sewing room waiting to be used) - and am dying to try your knit blazer! :-)

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  38. I love the dinosaurs!!! :O colours are beautiful!

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  39. I love the dinosaurs!!! :O colours are beautiful!

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  42. I am such a sucker for geometric prints. The triangles are so fun and funky! I'm going to be *slightly* stalking your Etsy page for that blazer pattern. Gorgeous!

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