So far, all fabric suggestions for Rosie & Me patterns have been a woven fabric of some kind. Often, I get the question if this can be substituted by a knit. Other times, I get an email from a disappointed seamstress regarding the fit being too big, bust pleats being misplaced or neckline to wide/deep. When I ask if they may have used a knit, the answer is often Yes.
Since my mission is to provide well fitted patterns, I realize that I will need to write more about this topic. Not to make people discard all knitted fabrics….Oh no! Because I know they are extremely comfortable to wear! Plus as a seamstress, you are the designer and are free to make what you like. That’s the fun part (well at least one of them) of making your own clothes. So see this more as a helping hand how to go about it and what to look out for.