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Sewing with knits

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Simplicity OUT of Print

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Ponti (white), rayon knit (patterned top), polyester thread (Gutterman and Coats and Clarks), Janome sewing machine, Steam-a-seam Lite.

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The pants pattern fit well, and I learned to use my blind hemming foot on my machine. The top did not require too many fitting issues, but I did need to put in a little dart in the arm as it was gaping. Sometimes I felt that sewing the patterned fabric was like sewing water! On my next pair of pants, I would like to make the pant legs a little slimmer.

06/14/2014 Flag

Both pieces look great on you! The slim leg style would be a great next step.

08/31/2014 Flag

That is very flattering!

07/06/2014 Flag

Thank you!

07/18/2014 Flag

Donna, your pieces look great! I thought you had bought the pants before I read your use of "white ponte". May I ask, what level of sewer you consider yourself? Did you take a knitwear sewing class before this one?

08/31/2014 Flag

Sorry I just saw your comment. Then I'd say I was a beginning sewer with some experience. Now I'd say I was a beginning intermediate sewer with the understanding that I need to continue to build fitting skills and better knowledge of fabric choices. I'm becoming more discriminating in the types of knits I buy to avoid pilling after one wearing.

04/22/2016 Flag

Love your top, Donna.

12/25/2014 Flag

What are the pattern numbers for each piece - especially the top?

04/21/2016 Flag

The pants is a Silhouette yoga pant and the top is simplicity 2181.

04/22/2016 Flag