I got K’s new dress made. This is the first garment I have made using knit fabric. I usually use cotton. Last time I worked with knit I hated it!! It is so stretchy and always bunched on me in the machine, so I dreaded working with it. I found a pattern though that K just loved, she literally would walk around hugging the pattern package, so I knew I had to overcome my hate for knit and attempt to make it for her. I got a suggestion from a friend to buy a walking foot, and I have to say it was definitely a godsend! Worked like a dream. Knit, you are again my friend, well except for cutting you!
The pattern I used was the dress from New Look 6961. I didn’t put the applique on it, only cause I don’t want to do that in knit because of my fear of it going all crazy bunchy on me, and I didn’t have the right interfacing to attach to it. I am not completely happy with it, I think either the bottom ruffle needs to be shortened, or the middle ruffle needs to be a bit longer, it just looks off to me. Also not fond of the material I used for the bottom ruffle. I am thinking of cutting off that fabric and attaching more of the plaid fabric or maybe I will pick up some yellow for that layer, if I can get it off of K that is…she wore it Sunday, I washed it that night after she was in bed so she could wear it again today (Monday) for school, and she still insisted on wearing it to bed tonight too. I think she really likes it, hehe.