A little birdie (slavyano4ka = Марина) gave me an idea to create something with a sea theme in it, and after our back and forth correspondence, the ideas have started to turn into visions. As of today, I am officially starting to work on sketches, swatches, and prototype knitting. The collection will be called "Back to the Sea", and surprise SURPRISE....it will contain unisex garments as well as gender specific! Yeap, I am finally stretching my imagination to include boy's clothing.
Here are my visions:
1. Pants (unisex, but with an option to make them a bit more girly)- DONE!;
2. Skirt (little sailor girl skirt!) - DONE!;
3. Girly Sweater;
4. Manly Sweater (could be unisex too)
5. Vest (unisex and girlie versions) - working on.
I am also thinking to extend the size range from my usual sizings. I am aiming to make those garments available in newborn- 15 year old. Where is my calculator?
I haven't settled on the yarn for the prototype knitting yet, but my choices so far are:
1. Swish DK and Swish Worsted from KnitPicks (superwash);
2. Elite DK from Elle;
3. Northampton from Valley Yarns;
4. Zara from Filatura di Crosa (superwash);
I am most likely to settle on the superwash yarn though.
Right now I am doing a little research on the pants and skirt lengths for the sizes I am planning to cover. So if you have a child in the age group of newborn-15 year old (boy or girl), feel free to send me their measurements. I always prefer to work with real kids measurements rather than the standard department store ones.
I need hip, waist, and inseam for pants (length) measurements. I have all the ones that come from the department store, but seeing how I want to provide tables with actual measurements of hip and waist, and pants' length, I want to have a few real measurements on hand. I would be very grateful for all and any replies.
Time to start knitting so that I will be able to show you what only I can see for now.