Product Review #1 - Riley Blake Jersey Knits
Ever wondered what the Riley Blake Jersey Knits are like to sew with?
The Blog Stitch 2 Stitch have done this great review : HERE
If you’ve known me long enough, you would know that I love, absolutely love sewing with knits. My fabric stash is seriously made up of at least 85% knit fabric and the others a mix of woven and what nots. When I first started sewing some 5 years ago, I was terrified of knits but the main reason I started sewing was because I wanted to sew tshirts and dresses that I didn’t need to iron. Hence, I plucked up the courage and took a dive into the deep. And ever since, I have never looked back. A lot of experience handmaidens that I know of have never sewn with knits because they are afraid. I’m not sure what they are afraid of! lol I personally think that knits are awesome to sew with because they are ever so forgiving! You can easily hide mistakes because they stretch unlike woven. But the most important bit is….you don’t need to iron them!! That itself sealed the deal for me.
And because I sew with a lot of knits, I can be somewhat fussy when it comes to the quality and type. I’ve never tried Riley Blake knits before so I was very happy to be given the chance to try out this knit and review it. All thanks to MinkyBear and Me Fabrics. Seeing that I absolutely love dots AND red – what other better choice would it be than to try out these gorgeous red, small dots!
Image taken from Riley Blake Designs
These dots are cotton jersey knits and is so soft! Despite the softness to it, it does have a 75% four way stretch which makes it perfect for tshirts, leggings and in my case, a dress I made using Farbenmix pattern, Sabrina. So any pattern that requires knit, this print will do quite nicely. It is 95% Cotton / 5% Spandex and WIDE, 147cm so you don’t really need much if you have young children and these make excellent accents too. Did you know that dots work very well with stripes?
I would consider this knit lightweight and I think it drapes quite nicely as well. And while is it lightweight, it is not see-through or thin. I would definitely be getting more of these in the future and am looking forward to when MinkyBear starts stocking stripes! I *love* dots and stripes. And because I love these dots so much, I’m already planning on making some leggings for my 18 month old. So watch this space!