Tuesday, 7 June 2016

{Sewn} Merino Singlets


After experiencing a pretty mild Autumn here in the Hawkes Bay (NZ), we have recently been hit with a bit of a cold snap. It’s official, Winter has definitely arrived!

My Mother-in-law had kindly nabbed me this grey merino fabric (along with others) at a Levana sale sometime last year. Right away I knew that it was destined for little singlets/ vests – there’s nothing better as a sewing Mama knowing that you’re making something to keep your little ones safe from the Winter cold and potentially bugs and all those things that come with the cooler weather. (It kind of makes you feel like some kind of Winter battling super hero! ;)


For a pattern I used the FREE 'tank' pattern by Fish Sticks Designs. I made a size 3 for my little, just turned 3 year old and although they are a little roomy, they fit well enough under layers and should last for next Winter too. Bonus!

I enjoyed putting little pops of colour around the arm and necklines, and something like this is a great way to get good mileage out of your fancy/ favourite/ expensive knit fabrics. The black and white ‘stroke’ fabric is from Elvelyckan design and the pink fabric (with little snowflakes that are hard to see here), is something I got from a fabric destash group on Facebook.


I still have a bit of this merino left as well as a couple of other colours. When I find the time, I hope to make Noah and Isabelle some to wear under their school uniform, plus a bunch of other merino things.

Happy Sewing all!

Jen x