Have you ever gone to your child's closet and realized you had a bunch of tops and quite a few bottoms, but not very many outfits? Many people try to alleviate that problem by putting together a SWAP (Sewing With A Plan). By planning outfits out of coordinating fabrics, and making pieces that will mix and match, you end up with many different outfits. Last spring, I decided to try my hand at a mini-swap for Allie.
The stripes, dots and brocade are all very thin jersey from Hobby Lobby. The jersey there is very cute, but it is really difficult to work with and the stripes are typically printed off-grain, which creates more problems than it is worth. But, I couldn't resist this brown and pink.
Here are 4 of the pieces.
And here's the fifth. This is the Insa from Sewing Clothes Kids Love. The pattern calls for woven fabrics, but it sews up very cute in a knit as well.
This shirt is very cute. It is from an Ottobre magazine and is described as a slim fit tee, which is very accurate. The embroidery is one of my first attempts at digitizing for my embroidery machine.