Betsy, of Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns, contacted me last month and asked me to try out her Maxi Skirt Pattern. I hadn't heard of Betsy's pattern line and I was so excited to find that she caters to the petite sewers out there. Each petite pattern fits a wide range of sizes, from XXS to 3X. This maxi skirt pattern is great because taller gals can wear it by folding over the waistband less.
To give you a better idea of what SBCC offers, I chose two other patterns to showcase. I love the look of this easy knit dress. It also has a t-shirt option:
The Moto Chic Jacket is for more experienced sewers out there. This collarless jacket features a peplum, a side front zipper, and a lining. So adorable! I can't wait to whip this up.
My pattern arrived in the mail in a large zipbloc bag. I wish all my patterns came this way! There was a wonderful sturdy pattern inside, on regular paper (not that cheap tissue paper that gets too easily damaged). The instructions were simple and easy to understand.
I used 'The Perfect Brown Solid Cotton Lycra Knit Fabric' from Girl Charlee. It is a 9 oz. fabric, perfect for a breezy summer skirt. I constructed the skirt using my serger, for the seams, and topstitched with a double needle on my sewing machine.
I love the way the hem looks. I used Design Plus fusible web to fuse the hem. This way, the hem was stuck in place after I topstitched it, the hem looks really smooth and professional. Pay attention to how much stretch the pattern recommends. If your pattern has less stretch, you'll have to go up a size before cutting out. Knits are not hard to sew, just different than wovens. Don't be afraid! They are fun!
I whipped this skirt up in just a few hours. This skirt is super comfortable and has a fun flirty flair. If you're looking for a first knit project, this is a great pattern to use.
For a limited time, SBCC Patterns is offering their new Tonic T-Shirt (knit PDF pattern) absolutely free! You won't want to miss this one!