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Made By A Fabricista: Fabric Kits

For this month's post, I decided to show you a wonderful product on Fabric Mart's site. Fabric Kits!  Did you know Fabric Mart has these?  If you've never used a Fabric Kit, it is a great opportunity to try a new pattern company with a fabric that is perfect for that make.


Here is a link so you can browse for yourself!  Fabric-Kits


I chose a kit in my favorite color to wear, black.  My kit is by The Sewing Workshop and I made the Eureka skirt in a ponte knit in black.  


As I mentioned earlier, the pattern and fabric pairing is really nice.  This skirt is perfect in a rather stable ponte knit.  This fabric washes and dries really well and holds its shape when you wear it all day.  

I always forget how difficult it is to photograph black inside.  The details on this skirt are fun.  This is different than a regular straight skirt.  I hope you can see the seaming on this skirt.  There are no side seams and the V in the front forms a bit of a pleat at the center front and back.  It also has an elastic waistline and this time of year, who doesn't love that?  


To go with this skirt, I choose this gray and black striped knit.  This was very nice to work with and even nicer on my skin!  I used a free pattern I found on-line and I quite like it and thought the casual styling was really nice with the skirt, plus it hides the elastic waistband so I am the only one who knows!  


Fabric Mart has a nice selection of notions and one I want to highlight is the SewkeysE tape.  If you've never tried this, do!  It is amazing on knits and I am so sold on it I won't use any other brand.  I used it on the hems of my top and skirt and also to stabilize the neckline of the top.  It works like a dream!  


After fusing the SewkeysE tape, it is simple to just turn the hem up and then stitch.  Since I am not loving my coverstitch, I use a stretch stitch on my regular Bernina sewing machine and it worked beautifully.  


I hope if you're not too sure about sewing with knit fabric you'll give a Fabric kit a try.  I also hope you'll try the SewkeysE tape!  It applies so easily and makes a nice clean edge if you like to use it as a guide for pressing a perfect hem length.  See below for that!  


Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Love your skirt! I'm also a huge fan of the Sewing Workshop patterns (I just made up the Barcelona in a bamboo/cotton striped knit that I love) and SewKeys is the best tape ever. Her 1" for knit hemming is so wonderful I wouldn't do another hem without it :)

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  2. Very nice stripe matching, Sue! And you can't beat a nice knit black skirt to go with everything. I missed that kit, although I have bought many of them myself this year. The fabrics have all been extraordinarily nice.

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  3. You look great in that outfit!I did not know fabric mart sold those kits. In fact, I had a difficult time even finding them on the website, but I finally did. There are still kits available for the Eureka pattern and the kit is cheaper than purchasing the pattern itself. Wow, very tempting since I have that pattern on my Wishlist a pattern review.

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