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Topic: Liberty pea-pod smock (with matching leggings for the colder months)  (Read 1496 times)
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« on: January 10, 2011 01:49:24 PM »

What do you do with a miniscule scrap of lovely Liberty jersey? - you make a very small dress, and some even smaller leggings, and hope that the whole outfit will still work next summer as a top/shorts combo...

I'm nervous with knits, but this turned out ok! All the main seams are sewn with a standard zigzag stitch on my very old machine, the only straight stitches (ie non stretchy ones) are in the yoke which is interfaced with a non-stretchy lining fabric. It all seems to be holding together so far.

Thanks for looking - comments and suggestions (especially about knits and stretchiness) are always very welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011 02:15:35 PM »

oooh that is sooo cute!

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011 03:13:45 PM »

I love it! It is so cheerful and fresh, like spring time! The placement of the print is perfect too.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011 05:11:59 PM »

mmm. lovely pattern! I like it.
before I had a serger, if I had to sew knits, I ran a zigzag, than a straight stitch down the center of the zigzag to hold it together better. my machine is a bit fussy, so I'd have to fiddle with the stitches to keep it from getting all wonky. but it works amazingly for me personally. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011 07:52:34 PM »

very cute! knits make me nervous, but I love this!
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011 05:00:33 AM »

thanks to you all for your comments!
 (and especially thanks to annigirl for the knit tip - I'll try that next time)

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