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Now that you’ve got your dress cut out, it’s time to sew the side sleeves and sleeves (if you have them). I prefer sewing with a zigzag and then sometimes I serge the ends and sometimes I don’t. Knits don’t fray so it isn’t necessary; it just makes the inside look nice and gives the seams extra strength.
I recorded myself sewing one side of my shirt where I talk about some tips for sewing knits. Hopefully it’ll help you out and give you courage to sew knits. 

(I only had one chance of recording this video during my son’s nap so I didn’t get to test out the lighting. Sorry!)
Here is a close-up of the front and back of a single knit. The back is M‘s or W‘s and the front is V‘s. Also, the fabric curls towards the front.

Maxi Dress Week Day 2: Tips For Sewing Knits

Some people don’t like the look of a zigzag from the outside but I have found it looks pretty similar to a manufactured garment.

Maxi Dress Week Day 2: Tips For Sewing Knits Maxi Dress Week Day 2: Tips For Sewing Knits

The side seams of my bodice and my skirt are sewn. 

Maxi Dress Week Day 2: Tips For Sewing Knits

Tomorrow we’ll talk about elastics, casings, ties, etc so get your side seams done!

Author: Heather