Patty at ModKid Boutique thoughtfully gave me one of her Penny patterns since I told her I did not sew with knits. She being the knit sewer extraordinaire, she may have been a little horrified by my admission. But alas, she convinced me to try the Penny pattern and see what I thought.
Patty's tips for knit sewing include using ball point needles, ball point pins and prewashing the fabric (it does shrink more than other fabrics). She also has a book coming out on that very subject, so soon she'll make us all knit experts.
Excuse the graininess and the cheesy poise that Miss Olivia chose for the picture, but I sewed this dress up in about 30 to 40 minutes. It was that easy. I got the Carnival Bloom Knit from Above All Fabric and the pattern from ModKid Boutique.
And check out the new knit from Patty Young's Sanctuary collection that she showed at Fall Quilt Market.
This is the Aromatherapy knit in Ocean. Okay, so maybe knits are going to become a permanent part of my sewing repertoire.