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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!
Sue from Ilove2sew!