Sunday, September 13, 2009

I'm a Knit-Wit

Well, I said I might cut out a knit dress yesterday, and I did. Sewed it up, too.

This is New Look 6802. I've been wanting to make this for a long time, but I've been putting it off because I'm not very experienced with knits, and because I was leery about the fit.
It turned out okay, though. I made a size 16, with a 1/2" FBA and 2.5" added to the length of the skirt. I used the sleeve pattern from BWOF 01-2009-110 (from a couple of posts back) to narrow the long, blousy sleeve, and make plain, long sleeves. I really like them. I didn't realize when I was making pattern adjustments that my chosen fabric had as much stretch as it did. It has significant lengthwise as well as crosswise stretch, and honestly, I really didn't need to adjust the pattern at all. The fabric, by the way is a cotton knit, I believe with a touch of lycra- it's pretty "springy." I picked it up summer before last at Hancock Fabrics.

The dress is cute, and super comfortable. I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow to test drive it. I'm worried that it might "grow" thoroughout the day since the fabric is so stretchy, but we'll see. I may end up having to hem it a little bit shorter.
Hopefully I'll have progress to report on the high waist pants soon.


Meredith said...

Oh my goodness! This dress is beautiful! I love the style and you look great in it! Congrats! Can't wait to hear the work reviews!

Shannon said...

Very cute! You look fab!

julia said...

You look fantastic in that dress! Hope it does well at work!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You look fantastic in this style. What a fabulous dress. I think you are making me want to make myself a new wardrobe now! Love it! How did it hold up? Did it stretch out of shape by the end of the day? I sure hope not! Love the gathered front section. Very flatterning to us full figured ladies!