Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bolt Fabric!

It's here and its new to my shop!  We got in Girl Charlee Bolt knit fabric a couple of weeks ago and it's in the shop waiting for you to buy it all up.  I have five great prints bundled up in groups for your sewing pleasure.  I know many of you need more than one yard of a print when sewing so I have even included some bundles that have a 2 yard cut of fabric!  Yipee! 

So here is an outfit I sewed up for my daughter with two of the prints.  I used the Carlie's Dolman Top from EYMM.  It has great size ranges and I even have the Women's version for myself.  I love all the different hem options with this top too.  The shorts are Laela Jeyne's Deluxe Charlotte Leggings pattern in the short length.  This pattern also has lots of options and can even be made into a sweatpant for boys!  My daughter has said that this outfit is her favorite, and it's now the comfiest one she owns. 
So here's what I can tell you about this Bolt fabric in case you've never heard of it before.  It's from Girl Charlee who supplies many sewists with fashionable knit fabric.  The fabric is jersey knit, 95% cotton/5% spandex with a 4 way stretch.  My favorite part is that it's made in the USA!!!!  Yay!  It's also pre shrunk.  I washed up my sample pieces before sewing and didn't notice any fading or fuzzing/pilling before I sewed.  Sometimes when I pre wash my fabric I notice right away some color fading.  It didn't happen with these.  I also need to note that the fabric used on this top is a little darker navy than what shows up in my photos.  I'm not a photographer so my skills are a little lacking trying to keep the colors true.

I would like to let you know that this fabric feels a little thinner than Art Gallery and Riley Blake if you have ever tried them before.  I made the shorts and was worried that they may be too thin and see through.  It turns out that they were just fine and didn't need to remake. 

I hope you give this fabric a try and love it as much as I do!  When we get close to selling out I would love to make a new order of different prints.  Let me know if you have used it before or have any other questions in the comments section.  Happy sewing!

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