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May 23, 2011

it actually looks like my regular clothes!

Week three of the online sewing workshop brought us to sewing knits! This top was amazingly fast to make, but I used slidey, hard to work with fabric… Of course I picked fabric with lycra in it so it was even worse but it was so drapey I had to pick it. I learned some nice tricks for making up the top and am now ready to make more knits since I have conveniently forgotten how hard this fabric was to cut out and to sew on.

What I like most about this top is that it looks like everything I already wear, which means I will actually wear it. In fact, I wore it a couple days in a row and slept in it and am sleeping in it again tonight…

I am now drafting the pattern for the last “challenge”: The Knit Dress. I made a few changes to the pieces other than the direction we were given. I love that enough directions about how to adjust the pattern were shared to make me want to take it a tiny bit further. We’ll see if it works out!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn permalink
    May 25, 2011 6:27 am

    Hi! I just found you through Kathy’s While Tangerine Dreams blog and wanted to tell you that your top is fantastic! I wanted to take the workshop, but unfortunately wasn’t able to. I’m hoping Kathy will have another one this fall or winter. Glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed her workshop!

    • karen hess permalink*
      May 25, 2011 10:17 am

      thanks Lynn! I’m enjoying the class and I’m sure she’ll do another one! It is inspiring me to do much more sewing too so we’ll see what transpires…

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