|New Look 6221, Chez Ami fabric|
Last summer I bought beautiful knits from Chez Ami. It was at the end of summer and I never got around to using them. SO, this summer I intend to use them. I love these knits because they hang, laundry, and sew well.
Knit sewing patterns for girls are hard to find and even harder to find in a variety of styles. So, I used a woven pattern for this dress. I used the size she would normally wear but was able to make sure it fit with the elastic in the back. The white straps were supposed to be ribbon, but I used white knit.
I serged all the seams and coverstitched the hems. I then attempted to top-stitch the white straps onto the front of the dress. Since it is a knit, I figured I should used a stretch stitch. That thought led to using a single needle on my coverstitich machine. Well, after a few attempts to sew straight, I wanted to scream! It is much like trying to topstitch with a serger, one bulky foot and not much mobility.
Cute summer dress, just don't check out the topstitching on the straps!
|Back view, New Look 6221|