Soo.... what does one do with all these pretty knit fabrics we just got in the shop?!! Knit fabric is what we all live in - it's the bread and butter of the apparel world. It's comfy and looks good on all body types. Knit fabric in fabric stores are often cast off from the fashion industry- they are usually available in limited quantities, and once they're gone, they're gone! I also order some specialty knits that are made with bamboo and organic cotton (stay tuned for a beautiful cream bamboo fleece and a lovely bamboo/cotton stripe, arriving next week). For those of you who are interested in learning to sew with knits, we are offering a few very cool options for classes on the calendar right now.
The "Calling All Ladies Tee" class is a great beginner class. As a matter of fact, the construction of this shirt is easier than most non-knit (woven) fabric patterns. And it's super fun to see it come together so quickly!
This class is based on the Briar Tee Pattern from Megan Nielsen Patterns. You may have seen my version (on the right) as well (in our Nani Iro Double Gauze Knit fabric). This is definitely a staple in my wardrobe, and it sews up so quickly!
Another fun knit class is the Maxi Skirt class. Last summer, this was our most popular class. Remember this parade of maxi skirts?! In this class, we take your measurements, make a pattern that is custom fit to your body, and sew up a gorgeous maxi skirt all in 3 hours (seriously, it's quick!). Then you take your maxi skirt and pattern home with you, ready to make more maxi skirts!
I also love using a coordinating knit fabric for the back of a shirt that is usually made in a woven fabric. The tank top below is made with the Wiksten Tank pattern, one of my very favorite patterns of all time. I have made this tank top so. many. times. It really is a great staple. This tank is also a great intro to patterns and apparel sewing and is offered in the Trendy Tank Class.
Here are just a few of the knitwear patterns we have in the shop. The menswear patterns are new by Thread and Theory Patterns (and they're gorgeous!!). The kids pattern below is by Figgy's Patterns and is among my favorite patterns for my kiddos.
Lastly, I'm hoping to make this color block dress with one of the knits we just got in... Cute, huh?!
Hopefully this gets you started!! Shopping in person makes for a happier buying experience- be sure to come in to touch and feel our knits, if you can!
xoxo, the Finch