When it comes to my wardrobe, I’m definitely all about basic pieces, and clean and simple lines. I generally choose fabrics with minimal patterns, and like to layer with sweaters and scarves. The most interesting part of my wardrobe is typically my shoes.
I can’t remember whether I found the fabric first or the pattern, but they fit together perfectly.
I’ve never made anything with a Cynthia Rowley pattern before, but this was really straightforward.
Wanting a simple piece, I chose to make pattern B, with a small modification to make the dress sleeveless. I find sleeveless always works better for me because I like to layer with a sweater.
Sewing with knits requires some special considerations. I dug out the instruction book for my sewing machine to make sure I was using the right sewing machine feet and needles.
For the basic construction of the dress, I used this interesting foot.
Did you know that if you don’t have two spools of the same thread for a twin-needle, you can improvise by winding some of your thread onto a bobbin?
This was a quick sewing project. Cutting out the fabric took probably almost as long as the rest of the construction of the dress (I found knit a little more difficult to cut than the cotton quilt fabrics I mostly work with).
I loved how this dress turned out and I can see myself using this pattern again and making a few more knit dresses for my wardrobe.
Two questions for you today: 1) Have you sewn with knit fabric before? 2) How would you describe your wardrobe style?