Final yr I discovered these mushy knit materials in huge items in a deadstock material sale. They have been ready in my material inventory for the suitable mission to return to life.
This mission can be my first publication of Make 9 Problem of 2022. Since we’re nonetheless in January, I imagine it is a good begin 🙂 Examine my plans for 2022 in my earlier put up right here.
Knit materials are stretchy. Thus far I haven’t got expertise with “the stretch”. So for this mission I made a decision to check the objects in my wardrobe which might be made out of knits. After learning all of my favoutire knit sweaters I realised there are 2 predominant technique of development: 1. Knit garment with none facet seam. 2. Knit clothes with facet seam however made with stretch sew.
For the primary sort, knits with out facet seam, you want an industrial knitting machine the place you feed the yarn and you may knit the garment as you design. For the second sort, which is in fact my solely choice, you want a stitching technique which can permit the seam to stretch in 2 instructions as the material strikes. This isn’t doable to make with my stitching machine. Subsequently my solely choice left was at hand sew, once more.
For this thick knit material I select to make use of very huge yarn needles as you possibly can see in image beneath. You could find these needles in any haberdashery retailer. As thread, I made a decision to make use of the knit material itself as a supply of thread. I simply broke the knit for a number of layers and use these yarns as my thread to stitch the gown.
One vital level once you hand sew knit material is to safe the perimeters. The knit tends to get unfastened if lower. Subsequently that you must be sure you sew with very small sew size to ensure the perimeters are safe and the knit will not come unfastened afterwards.
For the development, I began with predominant bodice first. I took measurements of my chest from armpits and in addition my hips. I designed the principle physique as one piece with a single seam in the midst of the again. As soon as I completed stitching this I draped it on the model to see if I used to be pleased with the cumbersome feeling. Then I continued to design the neck/shoulder piece. I lower a giant rectangle piece with barely smaller measurement of the higher a part of predominant physique. I linked the neck piece and the principle bodice collectively leaving house for arm items. For the arms, I additionally went for a easy rectangle form with one seam and linked the items to the principle physique and neck piece respectively.
I hope you benefit from the mission!
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