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making dresses with knits?

i know i've seen them before, but i've never tried it. i'm doing the knot style dresses with the bodice, ruffley skirt, and then a ruffle along the bottom. i'm thinking it would be a good idea to do the bodice and bottom ruffle in woven, but not sure exactly anybody have any tips or advice?

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Do you have a picture of what you are thinking?
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here's the one i made of all woven materials
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Re: making dresses with knits?

sorry to hijack...but do you know any place that has tips on sewing with knits? I've never done it and am kinda scared to!
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sorry to hijack...but do you know any place that has tips on sewing with knits? I've never done it and am kinda scared to!
i've picked up a few things here and there, but mostly just to try and not stretch the fabric when you're sewing. it's going to stretch a little regardless, you just want to keep it from stretching too much.
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Re: making dresses with knits?

To be honest I think this style works best wirth wovens...but if you want to use knits you can use them in the skirt and bottom ruffle. I wouldn't use it in the bodice since it might end up sagging. If you want to use them in the ties, make sure they are thick and consider using interfacing.

A walking foot (or tissue paper) and ball point needle are a must to keep from pulling the fabric. Best Wishes, can't wait to see what you come up with!
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try www.youcanmakethis.com
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