Just taking a minute to tell you about a trend I’m buying into: sewing knits. After having found a classic basic pattern that I tweaked to my personal preferences, I went shopping online for knits. Wow, there sure are a lot of wonderful choices!
When hunting for knits, I ran across a jersey fabric called ITY knit (Interlocking Twist Yarn) and ordered some to try out. Am in love!
ITY is Polyester and Lycra. I’m not really a fan of synthetic fabric, but do like this one. It has lots of stretch, and has an amazing supple drape. It’s lightweight, cool, and will travel well. (You might be able to pack 10 dresses in a small suitcase!)
The dress to the right is my first ITY knit sewing experience. This simple dress will be so easy to accessorize and wear with layers. Definitely it will be a signature piece for me!
If sewing knits is a new experience for you, there are lots of tips on the pattern guide sheet. One tip that is super duper important is to use a stretch needle.
Are you sewing knits? Feel welcome to share some tips and words of advice here.