SEW-ALONG FOR MY SUMMER PATTERN SIMPLICITY #9778
HI DARLINGS! The sew-along for my Simplicity #9778 knit dress pattern is now on my YOUTUBE! You can get the pattern at SIMPLICITY.COM This is a quick and easy dress to make and with two length variations you get to choose how sassy you want to be, lol. The back is fully covered which makes this dress bra-friendly. Enjoy the sew-along below!
If you are new to sewing you may want to visit SEWITACADEMY.COM and check out our free trial. Because my sew-along is not a learn-to-sew video I wrote some tips below on sewing with knits.
TIPS FOR KNIT SEW-ALONG
Knit fabrics are excellent for the summer season as they are stretchy, comfortable, and can be form-fitting or loose-fitting. If you're new to sewing with knit fabrics, here are some tips to get you started:
1. Use a ballpoint needle: Knit fabrics are prone to stretching out and ripping if you use a regular needle. A ballpoint needle is designed to be gentle on knit fabrics, allowing you to sew without damaging the material.
2. Use a stretch stitch: A stretch stitch is designed to move with the fabric, preventing it from ripping or tearing. Using a zigzag stitch is also a reliable option.
3. Finish the edges: Knit fabrics don't fray like woven fabrics do, but they can still benefit from some finishing touches. You can finish the edges with a serger or by using a zigzag stitch on your regular sewing machine.