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Sewing with knits applied: Lots and lots

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Laying out and cutting the fabric

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Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics taught by Linda Lee

Stretch your skills with designer Linda Lee as you learn how to sew knits from slinky to open weave, including preparation, sewing and serging for a perfect finish.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Petite, Plus-sized, Women
Style Hipster, Casual, Classic
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What materials did you use? Matte "milliskin", nylon four way knit, cotton lycra.

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I took Linda Lee's: Sewing fashion knits, beyond the basics, because I wanted to learn how to work with stretch fabrics and sew leotards. There are no (easily accessable) classes in this type of sewing for me to take. Within the first two lessons, the class was worth every penny for me as I leanred how to cut out the fabric correctly, how to sew the seams so they do not pop and then how to get a professional looking finish. Now I have made several different types of leotards, biketards and unitards. I feel that they are not yet 100% "professional" "store-bought" quality (finishing is everything) but the dancer's I made the leotards for are delighted, especially with the fit. I used a Suzanne Dieckmann, Tutus that dance pattern to make the leotards shown.

10/31/2013 Flag

They are all fab!

11/08/2013 Flag

Great job. My grand-daughters do calisthenics and I need to learn how to do this. Bought ones are so expensive. Thank you

11/13/2013 Flag

Getting a good pattern that fits is really important. Suzanne's pattern are not easy but they do fit well and they do not ride up in the back. I also have used KwikSew patterns and they are good too, they have a lot of sizes to choose from. Jalie patterns are good but you have to take the time to make sure they fit well on your person. Just get some "cheap" lycra and give it a try.

11/18/2013 Flag