I purchased the Medallion Yellow Rayon/Nylon/Lycra Ponte Knit fabric from Fabric Mart Fabric some time last year. My sewing machine did not like sewing this knit. I tried Girl M's cheap sewing machine and it didn't like the fabric either. I changed needles, I changed thread, and tension settings and I ended up using my industrial sewing machine.
I was able to use a microtex needle in my sewing machine to do a blind hem. I worked well enough but I wasn't sure it was going to work.
For the top I used the McCall 3033 capeletet and hacked the pattern a little. The organza fabric I had in my stash forever. I shortened the back and lowered the front. I used a mirotex needle for the double fold rolled hem and a little starch to stiffen the fabric. The top turned out great.
|Quick Picture before Church|
Until next time................