The new issue of Stitch Magazine's "Stitch With Style" is out now.
It is packed with clothing and accessories and is a wonderful issue.
I love the "Mad Men" sets and style of the photos.
Today I'm going to share my Easy Kimono Sleeve Dress.
The fabric is from Birch Fabrics Elk Grove Knits line and is the Coral Poppies print. It is such a beautiful "springy" print!
I based the design on a top I've worn and loved for many years. It is flattering and easy to wear.
It is also super easy to sew and a great first knit sewing project. It has just four pattern pieces. The pattern also includes plus sizes which is so wonderful for curvy gals!!!
***Here are a few tips for sewing with knits:
1) You can finish the seams with a zig zag stitch if you don't own a serger or overlock machine. Be sure to check your sewing machine manual for other seam finishing stitches.
2) Check your thread tension on a sample piece of the knit you are using.
You want to be able to pull slightly without the stitches popping!
3) Use a brand new ball point needle - an 80/12 is a good size for this project.
4) Prewash your fabric as you plan on washing the finished garment to prevent shrinkage.
Stay tuned this week and I will share two more projects I designed for this issue!