Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Dress for the Big Game

My daughter decided that she needed a new dress to wear to the big college football game. Western Kentucky University is playing Navy. She went through my fabric stash and chose a white knit with black polka dots. Since WKU's color is red, she added red accessories to show her school spirit. We have used this quick and easy pattern (McCall's 6112) a few times now, always with great results.

My favorite tip for sewing with knits is the double needle hem. I use a 4 mm double needle with wooly nylon in the bobbin. Pin up the hem very evenly and stitch from the right side of the garment. With this hem, you will still have lots of stretch in the hem and will not be popping stitches when the fabric stretches.

I also used this method to topstitch around the neckline after I finished it with a self-fabric "ribbing". This picture shows the front neckline and the inside of the back neckline.

I'm off to the game. Go Big Red!!!


  1. Your daughter looks stylish and spirited in her very cute dress that you created! Go Mom!!!

  2. Love that! Classic polka dots! She really wore this to a football game? She looks so dressed up! Nice work!

  3. She actually wore black flat sandals to the game to dress it down a bit! It's really just a comfy t-shirt dress and a lot of fun to make for her!


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