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Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials taught by Meg McElwee

Stretch your sewing skills by making a soft T-shirt, comfy yoga pants, a fleecy hoodie or a flowing dress with Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic
DeedaMcDarr on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton/Spandex Black on Grey Leopard print Wrap: cocoknits Everyday wrap in Rowan Kidsilk Haze

DeedaMcDarr on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I got so many compliments on my outfit at the wedding and they were so shocked that I made the whole thing. A friend said, "Look at those seams...I don't think the seams on my dress (store bought) look like that!" It made my night!

DeedaMcDarr on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made this dress first (then the teal surplice which I've already posted). I was a little nervous about the elastic at the waistline because I didn't want it tight. It turned out fine, but I could have pulled it tighter. You might need to experiment a little if you're new to the elastic like I was.

DeedaMcDarr on craftsy.com

Are the instructions for making the dress sleeveless included in the video. I like it better without sleeves. Your fabric choice is good too.

12/02/2012 Flag

Yes...it's under lesson #5. You need the clear elastic and it's done in the same way as the elastic around the neckline. Thanks for the compliments!

12/02/2012 Flag

Looks fab

12/03/2012 Flag

Love it!

12/04/2012 Flag

Looks great... well done :)

12/05/2012 Flag

I like this so much, my only concern is that I've got a large bust and I don't want to look pregnant in this.

01/03/2013 Flag

I'm going to try to draft a slightly different bodice piece so that I don't have to wear a tank top under it. I'm sure if you draft something allowing for your bust it will be okay. Probably would just take a little experimentation.

01/03/2013 Flag