We've been hit by a heat wave here and the weather quickly turned my focus from winter sewing to spring sewing even though I have a couple of projects left for winter. I saw this fabric and couldn't resist.
I used McCall's 6744 View C, a TNT pattern that goes together quickly and is really comfortable. I feel like it's dressy without being fussy and it works in the heat. Whew!
Last time I made it I made a skirt with no slit but this time I made it just like the pattern. This ITY knit from Fabricland (the store I teach at) is black, white and coral. The fabric flows nicely without clinging but all that flowing can make the slit come open a little more than I like. I'll sew down the opening about 5" to remedy this...I don't want to surprise anyone. Uh-hem.
I used a twin needle to finish all the hems and the neckline, and added 5/8" wide fusible knit interfacing to stabilize the front opening. It keeps it's shape without stretching as I'm wearing it.
It looks like the weather will stay warm for at least another week so I'll be able to enjoy it.
Have you started spring sewing?
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.