On fire for knits!

Thank you for this challenge! I had been a bit intimidated by the idea of sewing on stretchy fabrics. Would they get out of control? Stretch out of shape? Make me grumpy? Waste my time and money? So I read some tutorials and watched some video and I’m off and running! Here’s my first submission for Sew Stretchy. I think there may be more…

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Heat mapping fabric from Mood! It’s so comfy I feel like I’m still in my nightie. After I wore it once I went online and ordered the pink/green version! Photo by my friend Dena – http://www.denasanmiguel.com 

It’s Vogue 1179, a Donna Karan NY design. Quick and easy to make – and I mean quick! The only trick was loosely matching the wavy stripes. This is my kind of pattern matching!

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Nice quick pattern. No zipper, no buttons, no hand stitching unless you want to.

As you can see, it’s not designed as a maxi. But it seemed the perfect dress to lengthen, since  it’s basically straight but flows softly from those neckline pleats. The back is a little plain – but not in this fabric! The next time I may leave the collar off so the pleats show more, and make it longer so I can belt it.

I’ve just received another nice little package from Mood… How handy that they offered 20% off all jersey knits just in time for the sew stretchy challenge! And my friends have been asking for this one, so I may start some selfless sewing. Come see me at http://www.adressofmyown.com!

LauraJane

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