Minnesota USA Member since 9/8/12 Posts: 1097 Skill: Advanced Beginner Body Type:
Date: 2/24/14 6:23 PM
I was at S. R. Harris several months ago and found some "have to have" fabric. I bought some knit black fabric that is very textured and some white knit white fabric has kind of ruffled rows across it. I am still new to sewing with knits and have only been practicing.
Do you think it would be okay to use a knit fabric? EDIT:Butterick 5554 is designed for knits. I have the pattern. One question to go!
Do you think if I use the white fabric for the inset and the black fabric for the sides that I will look like a penguin or I am wearing a tux. I did think about this when I bought the fabric. I figured I could make something else out of it I didn't feel right about the dress. -- Edited on 2/24/14 9:07 PM --
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Member since 6/7/05 Posts: 1283 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 2/24/14 10:31 PM
Black and white color blocking is considered a classic combination, and should be slimming with the black on the sides and white in the center.
I pulled out my copy of B5554, it doesn't require a very stretchy knit. If your knits have a lot of stretch, you'll want to do some measuring on the tissue to make sure your dress doesn't end up too big.
Kansas USA Member since 12/13/08 Posts: 4799 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 2/24/14 10:56 PM
Isn't that the dress (or very similar) that BlessedtoSew made in red and white panels? I remember her wondering about the color combination, and it turned out smashing.I agree with Amy-May: Black and white colorblocking is not only common, it's on-trend at the moment:
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