An Interesting Fabric and an Interesting Design

I’ve seen quite a few people making these dresses with knot fronts lately in both woven fabrics and knits.  I had to try it for myself.  The first time reading through the pattern I was pretty confused.  I was convinced that I would be searching you tube for tutorials before the day was through, but I slowed down went very carefully from step to step and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

The only big “wish I did it different” item was I wish I’d serged all the front pieces before assembling them.  My habit is to serge seams after assembly but (and this seems obvious now) once they are all knotted together there’s no way you are running a serger through that!

Here are the beginning phases of construction.

Here is the mostly constructed front, I just had to pin it on the form and get a peek of how it was turning out.

And then came the fitting.

I took in a little on each side through the bust but that was it!  Mission accomplished! I made the knot dress and found the construction interesting and rather fun.



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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 did it and I'm doing it again! 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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