This is the last post in the series Knit Basics – Know Before You Sew. This post will explore layout, cutting and marking techniques for knits, as well as beyond the basics. I know you are eager to get sewing but some additional care during this phase will improve your overall success and isn’t that what we all want?
Knit pants have gained popularity over the years. For good reason, they are not only comfortable but stylish. You can have everything from leggings, casual athleisure, classic pants, jeans, full evening pants and everything in between.
Many think that all you need to do to fit a knit is get it over your body. Well, depending upon your comfort level, that may not cut it. I find it is more of an art when fitting a knit as opposed to following a set of strict rules. It depends on many factors
Face it, we all want to jump right to the fun part and start sewing, right? Well, just hang on as some additional work prior to sewing will help improve the overall outcome. What should you know about before you sew? How about selecting the right fabric.
A lot of sewists shy away from stripes as they think it will visually add pounds and can be difficult to match. I would say it doesn’t have to be if you consider some alternate ways to utilize stripe fabrics.
Much of your success when sewing knits is determined by what you do prior to sewing. Stabilizing shoulder seams, necklines and hems is one of those important steps that shouldn’t be ignored if you want a professional looking garment.
Have you ever felt like giving up garment sewing as nothing seems to fit? Do you love to be creative, working with textiles and colour, but are disappointed with the garment fit so you never end up wearing your creation?