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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 Eco-Friendly, Cute
RecycledGrace on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? gently used clothing

RecycledGrace on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made this top out of a two gently used shirts: a XL man's Harley Davidson tee (the grey bodice - I cut below the logo and words :) and a top I bought at a yard sale last summer. I love the sleeveless version and used the skirt fabric to 'cuff' the arm openings. I had to tweak the pattern quite a bit, as I am very long (tall), and really, this is probably more of a muslin than anything else, but it is still wearable. I made it to wear to dance lesson classes over leggings and/or yoga pants, b/c I want the flexibility of knits and something sleeveless over which I can wear a sweater until I get warmed up. I love this pattern for this purpose. I really like this class and enjoy Meg. I LOVE using the clear elastic, something I'd never done until now. I will be using it in lots of my creations, I'm sure. Thanks Meg, for giving me the info to more successfully use and enjoy knits! I'm searching my stash of fabrics/used clothing for knits now. :)

RecycledGrace on craftsy.com

Beautiful results Grace.

01/06/2013 Flag

I love your repurposing! I am trying to do more thrift store shopping rather than buying new, and I'm going to try to do that with some of these knits. Great job!

01/06/2013 Flag

Thanks! I sell my all recycled/upcycled stuff online at my shop: http://www.RecycledGrace.etsy.com

01/06/2013 Flag

WONDERFULL, the contrast details look great, love the cool colour scheme too, great work.

02/14/2013 Flag

I love that you got not-so-great-for-me stuff and made into great stuff! Wonderful choices in your combination!

07/22/2013 Flag