I think way back in the spring, I promised that May would be my month for learning to work with knits. My friend Adriana lives near the fabric district in LA, and she has put considerable effort into enabling me with frequent care packages of yummy knits. Therefore, I didn't have to work too hard to get inspired by all of the fabrics that I have available in my knit stash. For my first knit project, I chose to self-draft a pair of pants for Miles. I loosely based the pattern on Lotta Jansdotter's simple pant from Simple Sewing for Baby. (Which, by the way, has absurdly inaccurate instructions, so please don't attempt to make these pants if you're a novice).
The pants actually went so well - I did have to take out a little excess on the sides, and redrafted the pattern for the next pair. It was inspiring to finally see for myself why people love sewing with knits. It seemed less time-consuming, and the stretch is forgiving.
And then.....I decided to self-draft a little yoga waist skirt. Things got a little ugly at this point. I'll spare you the details, but let's say it took a lot longer than it should have, and there was a considerable amount of unsewing involved. Ultimately I think I have a workable pattern now, and I'm looking forward to trying it again.