I always love the chance to sew up the newest CLUB lines from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. My kids LOVE the comfy soft CLUB fabrics and get excited to come up with ideas for all the new prints.
There are so many cute prints to choose from in the latest Easter and St. Patrick’s Day collections. We got to work with three different fabrics and had fun coming up with coordinates and creating unique looks that suit their personalities.
First up was a Samson Sweater from Love Notions for Charlie. He loves a good graphic tee and thought this ‘Lucky’ vinyl was the coolest! I used St. Patrick’s Argyle in French Terry paired with Light Heather Grey French Terry and Black Cotton Jersey also from RCF. I’ve been loving all the slightly cropped boxy sweatshirts in the shops lately and the Samson was perfect for recreating that look. I sized up one for a looser fit (this is an 8 and his chest is a 6 but he’s generally a 7 or 8 for height).
Next up is a raglan with a twist. We absolutely love raglans at our house and I instantly fell in love with the new Aurora Raglan from Sofiona Designs. Sherri of Sofiona Designs is a fellow Project Run and Play alum and I’ve always been a big fan of her style, classic but with a modern edge. The Aurora Raglan has a couple of fun features but I knew we just had to do the ribbon shoulder ties with this fabric. It’s such a youthful touch but done in a soft, solid fabric the ties can also look sweet and sophisticated.
For this top we used the Rainbow cotton jersey paired with royal blue cotton jersey. I picked up the rainbow ribbon from Hobby Lobby. It’s such a bright, happy combination that just suits my little miss sunshine!
I couldn’t let any scraps of that rainbow go to waste so big sis got a tween friendly hoodie.
I used my favorite Light Heather Grey french terry and went to town with the vinyl and ribbon trim. We both LOVE ribbon trim on sleeves or pants and this rainbow ribbon is such a cheerful addition to an otherwise plain top. I used our trusty Constance Sweater from Sew A Little Seam. It’s so full of options. For this version I did the regular sleeve with hood and cropped it a couple of inches. I left off the bottom band and let the hem roll a bit then tacked the side seams to keep that rolled hem in place.
It needed a little something on the front so I cut strips of vinyl and applied a lucky clover on top. An easy addition that makes this such a cheerful top that is so on trend too!
I did one more quick sew for this guy. Another raglan, surprise surprise. He picked out all the elements- coordinating fabric (he loves this teal!), neckband, and sleeve length. I’m surprised he’s on a 3/4 sleeve kick but I think it’s perfect for transitioning into spring. We used the Ringer Raglan from Thread Faction because I love the slim fit. In the Easter Stripes this top makes a great addition to his everyday wardrobe.
The best part of working with Raspberry Creek is the wonderful community behind it. We had a blast getting together with a few of the other strike off sewists for an epic photo shoot! Just look at all those cute kids! It was the best kind of chaos and I left feeling so inspired and in awe of all that talent in one room.
You can grab all your favorite Easter and St. Patty’s Day prints on sale through tomorrow, Tuesday February 5th. They’ll stick around in the shop through each holiday before they disappear for good!