Sewing - Lodo Knit Dress
True Bias’s Lodo dress is an elevated take on a basic t-shirt dress. It’s designed to be sewn in a stable knit and is both stylish and comfortable to wear.
Teacher: Anna Ng
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: The Lodo Dress was designed for medium-weight knit fabrics like ponte, light-weight scuba, and cotton interlock… which we all know means secret pajamas!
The dress features a flattering deep v-neck, extended cap sleeves and a choice of two hem lengths. The Lodo Dress has been designed as an everyday dress that pairs perfectly with a denim jacket and sandals and is also perfect when you want to look a little more put together without much effort.
Both the neckline and armholes are finished with a woven facing, which gives you the chance learn new skills and use up some treasured woven scraps from earlier projects.
In this class you will learn how to:
Select your size
Make minor fit alterations (ie. grading between sizes or adding/subtracting length)
Cut out your pattern
Sew ponte fabric on a domestic sewing machine
Learn about stretch stitches
Apply a woven facing to knit fabric
Understitch your facings
Secure the hem with a twin needle and woolly nylon thread
At the end of the class you will have made your very own Lodo Dress
Materials to bring:
A copy of the Lodo Dress Pattern PDF and the instructions (Anna will be providing cut out patterns for each size on the day)
1.1m – 2.5m (see the fabric consumption chart for each size and width) x 140cm medium-weight stable knit fabric with an approximate 25% stretch such as ponte, cotton interlock, and lightweight scuba
All purpose polyester thread to match your fabric
Jersey ball point sewing needle
Paper scissors (for cutting out your pattern)
Pen, pencil & eraser (for any pattern modifications)
Takeaway: At the end of the class you will have made your very own Lodo Dress
Prerequisites: Familiarity with a sewing machine and straight-stitching experience.