Well, hello! I thought I’d pop onto this here little neglected blog for a bit to tell you about the new Idle Wild fabric release, and to show off some simply inspiring, all most in-focus photos of two of my children and myself in some new clothes. Please enjoy. Idle Wild is a line of knits (KNITS! oh, how I love knits) just released by Riley Blake, designed by Pattern Anthology. You know Pattern Anthology. I sewed some PA here and here, a little bit here, oh! some more here, and most recently, here. Okay, so *I* know Pattern Anthology, and you should, too. To know them is to love them. This is their first time venturing into fabric design, and, like their patterns, these prints are fabulous.
The knits are nice and thick, and so very soft. No tissue-thin jersey here. There are four print designs in three colorways. I sewed up all four prints for myself and my two “bookend” kids to show how versatile these prints are.
You know how hard it is to find a good, non-juvenile masculine print? That isn’t camo? Like, really hard. As soon as I saw the Idle Wild Triangles, I knew it would be perfect for my boys. I chose the black/white colorway for Kael, but I think either of the other two options would be great, too. In fact, my nine year old has requested something out of the pink/teal combo. And yes, those are fangs Kael is wearing here. I told him to leave them in the car. Somehow that didn’t happen, so I decided to just let him go with it.
12 year olds, man.
Ivy got two Idle Wild prints because she gets pretty much everything. Three year olds, man. I had picked out this super-awesome Birds pattern for myself. But once Ivy saw it, she laid claim and suddenly she had a new dress and I had scraps. The sacrifice of mothers knows no bounds.
I had picked out the navy Lace for some leggings for her, thinking to pair them with the black/white floral print. But when she
stolechose the Birds, I was a bit perplexed because there isn’t any navy in the colorway of Birds I had ordered. Lucky for me, I had some other Riley Blake knit in navy/white stripes laying around, and was able to use the navy stripe at the yoke and neckline of her Birds dress to pull the leggings into the look. I love when fabric companies use standard colors, so you can mix and match. And I love how these prints work together! So, so cute!
That Ivy has good taste.
And now we come to the portion of the post where I finally apologize for the graininess and blur in the pictures. I don’t know, guys. Is it the camera? Is it me? Should I just finally take a photography class? Probably.
But for now, let’s discuss how amazing this floral print is. Because seriously, so amazing. All three colorways are perfect. I want it in every single one. Yards and yards of it. This is the black/grey colorway. It’s cozy, feminine, and just wonderful.
Pattern and fabric information
Me: Idle Wild Main Black/White, shirt pattern is Seafarer Top by Sew Much Ado with altered sleeves.
Kael: Idle Wild Triangles Black/White, shirt pattern is Tiger Spotting Shirt by Ottobre Design (4/2015, #38)
Ivy: Idle Wild Birds Blue, dress pattern is Curious Rabbits Dress by Ottobre Design (4/2015, #14)
Idle Wild Lace Blue, leggings pattern is Go To Leggings, with altered cuffs
I was given my choice of Idle Wild fabrics in exchange for this post. Yes, I do have the best job ever. You should go buy a bunch of Idle Wilde so they want to use me to promote their stuff again. Please and thank you 😉