The beauty of the Sunny Dress & Top by Friday Pattern Company is that it can be made in so many different types of knits, from drapey bamboo jersey to cozy French terry. When picking your fabric, keep in mind the kind of silhouette you want. Knits come in a huge variety of weights, which can have a big effect on how the finished garment looks.
If the Sunny is your first time sewing with knits, don’t be freaked out! There are lots of great guides out there to help you. I like this blog from Thread Theory and this Seamwork Mag article about sewing knits on a regular machine. And if you’re still nervous, then you can use a more stable knit like scuba or ponte for your first try.
Fabric Recommendations and Where to Buy
5. Merino Jersey Stripe / The Fabric Store 6. Stripe Shibori Bamboo Knit / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 7. Art Gallery Fabrics Cotton/Spandex Jersey / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 8. Painted Spot Knit / The Fabric Store
9. White Noise French Terry / Sew Over It 10. Cotton + Steel Cotton/Spandex Knit / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 11. Spandex Velvet / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 12. Ponte Crepe / Fabric Godmother
You may have noticed that a lot of the picks are from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics. That’s because Sew My Style participants get a nice discount for the month of January and because I work there! I’m basically fondling these fabrics all the time (weirdo, I know), so I know they are well suited for the Sunny.
If you’re checking out our selection of knits online and want to know if something will work for the Sunny or not, please ask! Pairing fabric with patterns is one of my favorite things to do, so I’m happy to help. And if there’s something you’re looking for but don’t see it on the site, let me know. We have a huge selection and not everything is online, so there’s a chance that we have what you want in the shop.
Have you picked your fabric for the Sunny yet? I’m still waffling between a few choices, but I need to get started soon!