This is Pattern Runway's Kimono Dress. I only recently learned that some patterns are only for wovens or knits but I have decided to continue to ignore that apparently. The result is a little clingy and maybe frumpy at some angles, but I LOVE this fabric, so I hack-jobbed it, er, I mean, made it work.
I was thinking, while making this, of changing the name of this blog to Hack Job. Only sort of kidding. Here you go:
1. This fabric (some kind of double-layered knit in the remnant pile) was not wrinkled before I was it twice and is un-ironable. Maybe this is not machine washable fabric? Hmm?
2. I used a crazy zig-zag stitch resulting in wavy seams and thread showing through. I'm not too picky so I don't really care, but I read if you lowered the feed dogs you could reduce the wavy seams. Too bad I'm afraid of my sewing machine and can't do that.
3. I did not finish any edges. I use the excuse that I like unfinished knit edges, but really I'm afraid to stich one more stitch into knit fabric than I have to. I therefore used no facings either.
4. I stink at elastic - the waistband is all wonky.
5. Lightweight knit fabric makes buttons sag:
But you know what? None of that matters because I adore this fabric and I still like this dress!
I was lusting after this necklace this weekend but I can't have it, so I found some big crocheted beads I bought years ago and made my own big bead necklace. I love blue and orange together.
This is another solid pattern and I will surely make more kimono dresses (maybe in a recommended fabric?) I'm on a sewing kick lately what do you know? In a week or two I should hopefully have my first knit garment post in I don't know how long...