I love working with Riley Blake Fabrics and get excited with each new release. As a garment sewist, I get especially excited by their new knits. This latest collection has me giddy! There was something for the whole family and I had to decide which kids I liked best that got in on this goodness, lol.
Riley Blake knits are similar in quality to other custom knits. It’s a little lighter in weight than our Raspberry Creek Club knits which give it a bit more drape. It has a similar softness and stretch and is a 95/5 cotton spandex blend as well. We LOVE our knit garments and these will fit right into our wardrobes.
This boy is soooo picky when it comes to how his clothes feel. I think I’ve spoiled him by sewing him only the softest knits and this Riley Blake fabric is no exception. He wanted this top to be a pajama shirt because he only wants the comfiest things to sleep in. When I told him he can wear it all day AND sleep in it, he thought he’d hit the jackpot! I sewed up my new go-to tee for him, the Titchy Threads Rowan Tee. The pattern is full of options and fun details. This was my first time skipping all the extras and making a plain ol’ long sleeve tee. The fit is so good on him, slim but not tight. It’s just so perfect for really highlighting this fabric.This little miss absolutely loves to browse the Riley Blake site with me and pick her favorites. She was immediately drawn to these blue flowers (she’s narrowed down her favorite colors to wear and we’re lucky that blue is one of them!). I’m still loving a good floral and stripe combo so we paired it with some navy stripes. She requested another Little Luxe Collection Palmetto Pullover. We both can’t get over those adorable cuffs (dad even mentioned how cute they were)! We did the mock neck version this time and I love how sweet it turned out. I love that it’s not just a basic tee but that all those little details really elevate it to a whole new level.I honestly debated on getting any fabric for me. You guys know I’d much rather be behind the camera but I couldn’t get this print out of my head. I’ve really been wanting an easy to throw on maxi dress and I knew this print was too perfect for my vision. Those colors are just meant for me, right?! How much mustard, navy, grey, and pink can a girl have? Never enough!For this look, I turned to two of my favorite Love Notions Patterns, the Willow Wrap dress and Olympia Dress (affiliate links). I really love the wrap style bodice of the Willow but the maxi skirt with built-in pockets of the Olympia is the skirt of my dreams. The combo of the two of them- my ideal comfortable and cute dress! I sewed up a size small in both patterns and the waist seam matched up perfectly. Easiest ‘hack’ ever! I sewed it up using the Willow tutorial for a quick and simple sew that I know I’ll be making up more of.This print matches the dreamy autumn trees in my front yard, bright mustard yellow and so happy and crisp. This dress is so great for fall but will definitely work year-round. It’s one of those dresses I’ll throw on Sunday morning for church then lounge in all afternoon because it’s even more comfortable than the sweats and tees I usually wear for a lazy day at home.A huge thank you to Riley Blake for the chance to work with these fun fabrics.