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…


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!


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!


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