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Sew the Blake Dress

Fabric ideas and fitting details for this knit dress.

Posted in: Patterns • June 30, 2020

Looking for a comfortable, stylish knit dress? Meet Blake. This dress is quick to sew, featuring wide straps, a straight neckline, and the hem hits above the knee.

When you make this dress, you'll learn some fun tricks to sewing with knits, like how to use knit interfacing, sew a knit facing, and topstitch on knits.

Fabric & Fit

Fabrics to shop: The Blake dress sews up best in your favorite stable knit. Look for medium-weight knits like ponte, double knit, French terry or cotton jersey.

Fabrics to avoid: If you choose a very lightweight knit, like bamboo or rayon, the dress might cling, and the neckline might not lay flat.

Fit: This dress has a pretty straight silhouette. There's slight negative ease at the bust and under 2" of ease at the hips. The straps are wide enough to cover most bra straps.

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