Week 14, an easy knit project

In less than two hours I whipped together this easy dress.  I bought knit fabric to do it in blue and black.  I’ve only cut out the blue so far because it occurred to me I better see how I like it before I cut the next piece.  I’m glad I waited because I’ll make a couple of adjustments to the next one.  The sleeves are a bit tight and I might adjust the length up or down a bit.

Before I finished out the hem and the slit, I slipped on the dress to see how it was fitting.  Much to my horror, I realized the slit was more than problematic.  I’m just thankful I bothered to try it on so I didn’t have to tear out my finishing work because there is no way I could have ever worn this without serious adjustment to the kick pleat.

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The slit the way the pattern called for it to be finished.
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The slit after I modified it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the reasons I wanted to make this dress and the one coming in black is to have some basics to mix things up with.  I have a few items in my wardrobe I can throw on with these.  Like this cute sweater wrap.

I also bought this coordinating fabric that I’m going to make into a shrug to go with this dress.

Here is the dress pattern.  This is an good beginner pattern.  I’d recommend sewing with non-stretchy fabrics before taking on the wonderful world of knits.  Once you are ready for knits, this is a good project.

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McCall’s M7531 Size Medium, View D with a long sleeve

Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.

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