The June issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read!
In this issue:
- A Guide to Shopping for Knits: Fabric choice can either make or break a project, learn what to look for when shopping for knits.
- Installing a Knit Patch Pocket: Everybody loves pockets, get perfect knit pockets every time with this step-by-step.
- Printing Polka Dots on Knits: Personalize your next knit project with hand-printed polka dots.
- A Guide to Coverstitch Machines: Thinking of getting a coverstitch, but don’t know where to start? Or just want to learn the capabilities of the one you have? Learn all about this specialize machine with Melissa Fehr.
- Sewing Knits without a Serger: Sewing with knits can be easy and satisfying even if you don’t have a serger.
- Knowing Grandma: Across generations and language, craft can bind us closer to those we love.
- The Seamworker’s Guide to Boston: Visit one of the oldest cities in the United States and discover history, culture, and of course, fabric.
- Block Paper Scissors: Create a swing top for summer using a basic sloper.
- Handmade Beauty: Grapefruit and Mint Exfoliating Souffle: A refreshing all natural recipe to smooth and brighten your skin.
- Behind the Seams: A look into a mid-century Lilli Ann knit set.
Some favorite quotes from this issue:
“It turns out that you don’t have to trade elegance for comfort. You only need to look to the silk jersey evening gowns of Madame Grès or the beautiful yet functional dresses of Claire McCardell to recognize the diversity of looks designers have long created with knit fabrics.”
-Sarai Mitnick, Falling in Love with Knitwear
“I kept bringing knitting projects to family events so that I’d have an excuse to spend time with her. Knitting became my vehicle to develop a relationship with my grandmother.”
-Jessica Yen, Knowing Grandma
“Some of the most casual, comfortable and well, favorite garments in our wardrobes are made of knits and it makes sense to sew the kind of garments we wear most often. ”
-Melissa Fehr, A Guide to Shopping for Knits
And here are the two new quick-to-sew patterns in this issue:
Mesa will be an absolute staple in your closet. With features like a relaxed fit, flirty side slits, a shallow scoop neckline, and short sleeves. Mesa will take you from season to season with it’s effortless style.
Since Mesa only takes an hour to sew you can make a few! Sewn up in a cool cotton jersey, Mesa travels beautifully, making it ideal for your summertime trips. Or try using a french terry for cool weather, perfect for pairing with Manila leggings, and an Oslo cardigan.
Use techniques from this Month’s issue and add a patch pocket to create a customized dress you will love to wear.
The tank top is a warm weather staple, and with good reason, when the weather turns warm it is the easiest garment in your closet to reach for.
Aurora delivers all of the benefits of a classic tank top but with gorgeous modern details. This 2 hour project offers ease and versatility. The shoulder yoke and gathers offer soft shaping, while the back yoke and box pleat create a stunning focal point.
Make Aurora out of a luxurious silk jersey for a sophisticated evening look. Or sewn up in a simple cotton knit, Aurora can be worn with shorts and summery skirts. In cooler months layer with a cardigan for a sweet transitional look.