InstructionsIf you haven't sewn with knits, it would be a good idea to take Meg McElwee's "Sewing with Knits" class. Even thought this isn't one of Meg's patterns I did make this top as part of her class.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Romantic, Classic
Stash fabric . . . black velveteen with a sublte sparkle in the fabric.
What was your inspiration?
Seeing all the wonderful projects folks were making after taking Meg McElwee's "Sewing with Knits" class made me want to give knits a try. I had sewn with knits several years ago but hadn't done so for a while. The pattern was inspired by Sarah of Goodbye Valentino . . . she had success with this pattern. Thought I'd give it a try.
What are you most proud of?
That I finally completed a garment with knit fabrics. Last time this was attempted the resulting shirt ended up in the garbage . . . BAD! I took my time, experimented with stitches and found what worked. I do need to find a better way to finish hems. I couldn't locate the tricot tape Meg recommends, so I had to make do with knit interfacing.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take Meg's class. Also, I'm hoping to actually go through the serger class and learn how to make the most of that machine. I'm sure that will make sewing with knits much easier.
Give it a try.