Please welcome today’s KNITerviewee, Katy of No Big Dill!hats. And then, somehow, amidst the responsibilities of being a mother of SIX (five girls, and a very new and adorable baby boy) she finds the time not only create the most adorable outfits for them, but to bedeck, photograph, and blog. Katy is a talented seamstress and has a great eye for photography. Her love of color and quirky sense of humor put me right at home. If you don’t read No Big Dill yet, be sure to check it out!
Here’s our interview:
RAE: Did you ever FEAR knits?
KATY: Terrified! I think anyone who learns to sew on woven fabric has trepidation about dipping a toe in the pool of knits, but once you do, it opens up a whole new world of playing, er, I mean sewing.
RAE: What types of projects do you usually sew with knit fabric?
KATY: I don’t have a particular type of project I sew, but the last couple of summers I’ve really enjoyed making my girls swimming suits. It’s a lot easier than people think.
RAE: Do you prefer sewing with knits or sewing with wovens?
KATY: As much fun as knits are, I still prefer woven, but both have place in my repertoire (and stash :).
RAE: What brand/model machine do you use primarily when you sew with knits? Do you recommend it?
KATY: I have a Bernina 440. I think it handles knits beautifully. I have pretty strong feelings about my sewing machine. You can read them here if you want.
RAE: Do you use a serger? Do you use it more/less/same as your machine when it comes to sewing knits?
KATY: This might give hope to those who don’t have a serger. Ryan’s mom gave mer her old one, but I’m more afraid of it than knits, so I always sew knits on my sewing machine.
RAE: Double needle: your thoughts.
KATY: The most wonderful little trick to keeping stretch while you sew and making it look professional is the double needle. I have a tutorial here.
RAE: Thanks so much Katy!!!
Here’s a list of all of Katy’s tutorials relating to knits, nice and neat:
Big Splash Swimsuit
Coastal Curtsy Skirt
And Katy’s got an all-new knit tutorial today for you over at No Big Dill, head over to see what she’s got up her sleeve!!!