August 5, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday :: Striped Knit Dress by Sew DIY

I love maxi dresses because they're easy to wear, comfortable, figure flattering, and not to mention that they are especially easy to sew up with a knit fabric!  For this Tutorial Tuesday we found this striped knit dress sewing tutorial by Beth of Sew DIY to help you create the perfect maxi dress.  This tutorial is so easy to sew up that you'll be done in no time!
When making your sewing pattern, start with a fitted tank, extend the length to the floor, and add some width to accommodate your hips. Considering the stretch of the knit material, you don't need precise measurements. For finishing the neck and armholes, Beth wanted solid binding so she used strips of fabric from the blue stripes. She finished with a double needle to create a more polished, professional appearance.
Beth looks totally chic in her new maxi dress! I can't wait to sew up one - or ten - myself!
A t-shirt fabric like a cotton jersey or a cotton jersey blend would be great for sewing up a comfortable maxi dress. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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