Light knitted fabrics are very comfortable to wear, but sewing them differs greatly from the woven ones. Distinct way of stretching and fraying means they have to be treated differently. From designing through to cutting and assembling your garment there are several particularities to keep in mind:
- Garment made of stretch fabric doesn’t need as much moving ease as the one made of a woven cloth. It hugs body curves much better due to its elastic quality;
- Seam line should be almost as stretchy as the garment itself. Overlock is the best option;
- To avoid tiny holes and runs use ball-point needles.
T-Shirt Dress recommended fabric:
Light weight knit fabric with medium stretch like cotton jersey or interlock.
- Sewing machine
- coverstitch machine (optional)
Casual T-shirt dress pattern pieces:
- Front – 1
- Back -1
- Neck binding – 1
- Pockets – 2
- Tie casing – 1