you guys! all of you who’ve been asking for more pattern drafting and sewing workshops from me are in for a treat! i’m super excited that my newest online class, Pattern Drafting with Knits, debuts today. it builds on my original Pattern Drafting workshop from last year, which mainly focused on wovens, and shows you how to use that master pattern to make all sorts of new additions to your handmade wardrobe, like the empire waist dress you see above.
a big factor in converting the pattern to knits is adjusting the ease. in Part 1, i’ll show you how to take ease out, so you have “negative ease”, which makes for the kind of close fit you can only get with knits, and we’ll talk about different kinds of knit fabrics and their properties.
i’ll also show you some of my favorite techniques for sewing knits, no serger required! we’ll cover neckline finishes, hems and seams with built-in stretch.
most of us wear knits all the time, so we shouldn’t be afraid to sew with them. once you see how much fun they are, the style options from your basic pattern are infinite!