Hello everyone! We had so much fun last summer when we participated in Nancy's 30-minute Doll Clothes blog tour, that we were absolutely thrilled when she invited us to be a part of Sewing With Knits. To be perfectly honest with you, knits have always scared (some of) us just a tiny bit. It's funny that the thing we love wearing most is also the most intimidating to sew! But Nancy has officially changed that. Her book, Sew Knits With Confidence, is a must-have for every seamstress! (Stick with us, we'll be giving away a copy in a little bit...)
So without further ado, here is our own interpretation of the Santa Fe Dress!
We opted to make dress view 1, but added 16" to the length in order to get a good maxi.
We LOVE this pattern. The clever neckline facing makes wearing a camisole unnecessary, and the bodice goes together in a flash. Best of all, it really looks store-bought when finished! We chose a novelty red pique knit from JoAnn's to make our Santa Fe dress. And then we got the idea to draw up one side in a big rose-like knot to add a fun touch!
Now are you ready to hear about the giveaway? One winner will receive a copy of Nancy's book, Sew Knits with Confidence, along with the four beautiful patterns we showed you earlier this week!!! Just leave a comment on this post that includes your name and email address, and tell us how you feel about knit. We will choose our winner on Wednesday (April 24th) and ship out your box of goodies the next day!
P.S. Don't forget to take a look at the rest of the tour!
April 21, 2013 Stitchin' Jenny's
April 22, 2013 Amy Lou Who Sews
April 23, 2013 Sew News
April 24, 2013 Designs in Machine Embroidery
April 25, 2013 Riley Blake Designs
April 26, 2013 The Sewing Loft Blog
April 27, 2013 Nancy Zieman the Blog