Hello LOVES! Thanks for stopping by again today and welcome to Spring!
Throughout my sewing journey in Nigeria, I worked 99% of the time with woven fabrics. I worked with a sewing machine that could only sew straight stitches, so working with knit fabrics was not my thing. However, I am grateful for the kind of exposure I have had in the last one year and for my new sewing tools. I can now confidently work with knit fabrics. Infact, I have come to see that once you know your way around knit fabrics, they appear even easier to work with than woven fabrics.
I got this lilac floral stretch velvet from Overseas Fabrics, a local fabric store where I live. This was sometime last year. I must have drooled over it for a long time before finally deciding what to make out of it. But once I decided, both the pattern drafting and sewing was done in one day! Of course, I already have my knit bodice sloper on a tag anyways. So, I only had to trace it out and then made some further designs.
Initially, I wanted a high-low peplum but I made a mistake along the line. So, I ended up making the peplum of equal length at both front and back. The velvet fabric itself is cozy and relatively stable so I didn’t bother to underline the dress. I love a good three quarter sleeve, infact, I have noticed I naturally go for this particular sleeve type. However, for the sake of diversity, I will be deliberately trying out other sleeve variations in my upcoming projects.