After I learnt that sewing with knits isn’t all that I built it up to be, I couldn’t wait to make more – all the things!!! I’m still waaay behind on posting up my Renfrews – but instead I decided to jump forward and share my my newest knit creation, the Painted City dress.
Psst… you can always find what I’m up to via Instagram.
This pattern is McCalls 6713, a faux wrap dress for knits; I made mine up in view A.
This is actually the second version of this dress & I did a few tweaks. I made the bodice longer by 1/2″, and also raised up the neckline by about 1″ so I wouldn’t have too much gaping. Everything else is pretty much the same as the pattern.
Since knits are ohh soo new to me, I didn’t have any knit fabric in my stash or patterns to use. I’ve been really avoiding them in the past. And as it turns out, I’ve been picky about adding new patterns to my stash since I have so many along with a very limited storage area with all of the home renovations we’ve been doing.
I have a new found love of Emma One Sock and all of the rayon/lyrca knits that she has. I feel like that’s the only place I’ve been doing any fabric shopping in 2015. Once I spotted this fabric early this spring, I knew I had to have it.
It’s a print of buildings splashed with color, hence ‘Painted City’ dress. I feel like it’s not my ‘normal’ but I continue to branch out and have fun with my fabric purchases.
You’re probably going to see many more photos of me in this location. This is Nichols Park and is located just a few short blocks away from my house. One of the things I love about Hyde Park is how many parks & nature areas we have, not to mention being so close to the lake. I’m now a 10-ish minute walk away from Lake Michigan, it’s wonderful.
That’s all for today. Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. :)