Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sewing Knits


This is the Sadie knit tank pattern and is from Burda Style. It's pattern 6019 and includes variations with a cowl neck or minidress. I haven't done that much sewing with knits, mainly because I can never find any knit fabric that I particularly like. But I thought I should get more experience sewing with knits and decided to try this simple tank. I bought this heathered grey knit and purple ribbing at Fabric Depot. The actual sewing of the tank took literally 30 minutes. It was super fast and easy and was a great project for instant gratification. Taping the pattern together and cutting out the fabric took about twice as long, if not longer. Originally, the pattern calls for binding the armholes and neckline with the same self fabric, but I chose to add the ribbing to make it quicker. I also added ribbing to the bottom edge, so I wouldn't have to bother hemming it. The tank is pretty close fitting, but extremely comfortable. I'd like to try the version with the cowl neck next.

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