Some time ago, I bought this book about sewing knits, and it made me feel brave. (I loved the book, by the way. I would definitely recommend it to beginners.)
It made me feel brave enough to attempt this:
And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
Then yesterday, I finished this tunic/dress:
I used an old dress of Bee’s, traced the upper part of the dress, and fudged the rest. And it was fast! easy! Life changing, I tell you. While I was making it, I realized how it could be possible for Target to sell t-shirts for $5. I think I’ll be branching out into knits now. And you wouldn’t know this from looking at our house full of neutrals, but I seem to have developed a love for sparkly things. The fabric from Bee’s dress is actually covered with tiny bronze sparkles, which is so lovely to look at, but has covered just about everything in its path. This afternoon, Bee actually woke up with a thin film of glitter on her face and eyelashes. Between the bright costumes and the sparkles, I feel like I’m going a little Liberace here.