Florida USA Member since 8/5/02 Posts: 1092 Skill: Beginner Body Type:
Date: 11/6/12 5:54 PM
I have a very nice ribbed sweater knit and I'd love to copy this Crumpet sweater dress. Any advice on how to stabilize the fabric for pocket placement? I'm thinking I should line the pockets but what about reinforcing the dress to avoid sagging around the pockets? Simple interfacing the back of the fashion fabric around the pocket area? Of course, the pocket would be decorative and not functional. TIA
I would use fusible tricot on the dress and pocket parts, and also stitch bias tape at the openings to reinforce the pockets. Bias tape has a little give and take; a straight grain tape such as seam tape, might make it too stiff.
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Miscellaneous >> Sewing with sweater knits: Pockets