Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials »
InstructionsI have used this class to create to clothing items and today I am cutting out my third a top. Can't say enough about the advantage of taking an online course to guide you through.
Without Meg's video and casual confident manner knits would still be one of those mysteries I just left on my shelf (stash)
I used two patterns to create my dress. Vogue 8409 for bodice and waist ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Retro / Vintage
Thanks to the fantastic course for sewing with knits....I used a medium weight wool blend double knit. Fabric Steamer - after washing fabric to shrink,Waxed tracing paper, Kia scissors, Flower head pins, Tracing wheel, Stretch Needles, Sewing machine small zig zag stitch, Serger 3 needle matching thread, Walking Foot, Steam Iron, Pressing ham and sleeve board, Polyester matching threads, Clear 1/4 elastic for shoulder and inset seams, Silk contrast thread for basting, (2) 5/8 inch covered button frames, Swarovski crystal buckle, Cover stitch machine with matching thread for hem, Buckram for fabric covered belt, 1/4 " Steam a Seam for belt
What was your inspiration?
I loved the fabric and thought of how great it would be in a fall/winter dress in a warm comfortable knit.
I have over 213 patterns for dresses and I went searching my pattern stash for the perfect pattern. It took two patterns and the patterns did not recommend the fabric I chose but I went ahead anyway. JUST DO IT!
Links to each Vogue Pattern
For the Bodice: V8409: http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8409-products-7986.php?page_id=942&search_control=display&list=search
For the princess seamed skirt: Vogue 8682: http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8682-products-13206.php?page_id=857&search_control=display&list=search
What are you most proud of?
Once again that it is a knit. That the pattern did not recommend a knit. That I was able to make the flat pattern changes and draft to create a garment that fits and suits my plus size figure.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Please watch the video, take notes, lots of notes. Give yourself the freedom to just give a project a try.....first time or experienced sewers will benefit from the video lessons.
I have a review with more of the process details and pictures patternreview.com if you would like to review.