February 21, 2013

Sew: Kwik Sew 3149 in Liberty

Being the mother of two boys I get a little stumped when it comes to what to buy for a girl. I was cutting out another Vogue 1027 in this beautiful Liberty jersey when I realised that it would make a great gift made in to a little tshirt for one of Mr N's first friends. Once the dress was cut out, I managed to squeeze the pattern pieces out. Just.

Miss L was turning 4 but is quite petite (I think every child is petite compared to my two bruisers). So I made a size 3 as the pattern is quite wide and simply lengthened it by 2.5cm. I opted to use self fabric for the sleeves and neck instead of contrasting rib binding. I think it looks very sweet.

Project Details
Pattern: Kwik Sew 3149 view B, size 3, self fabric binding
Fabric: Liberty Granton Cotton Jersey in Red from Shaukat
Alterations: Lengthened by 2.5cm

I stitched this up in about half an hour late on Saturday night, finishing the hem with a twin needle early Sunday morning. Nothing wrong with last minute stitching... If you have little kids, this pattern is invaluable for the basics.

I am very grateful for two boys as I don't think I could hold myself back if I had girls. Imagine all the Liberty dresses, shortie shorts and tshirts I would make?!

L x


  1. Oh I am absolutely DROOLING about that jersey! And you included a link! And I DO have that problem about holding myself back if I had girls - because I do!
    The top is gorgeous.

  2. Cute top and agree with Thornberry...so excited to find a place that has Liberty jersey .. and so many other things !

  3. This Liberty print is gorgeous...and so sweet in a sweet in a little tee :) I do miss sewing for little people - so quick to pull an outfit together and the fabrics can be so quirky.

  4. What a lovely top made with such fabulous fabric.

  5. What a lucky girl, what gorgeous fabric. I agree, having girls does cut down on your own sewing (2 daughters, 8 nieces here) but it is sooooo much fun. Didn't you enjoy making a girly t shirt ;)?.


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