Last September, as we were preparing for a workshop at Anna Maria Horner’s venture, Craft South, we got our first look at her new line of knit jersey fabrics—Anna Maria Knits. We have since experimented and played with several of these patterned knits using our techniques and are loving the results. Shown here is our Swing Skirt from Alabama Stitch Book appliquéd with our Large Polka Dot Stencil, using her Tangle Knit print in Rust.
It reminds me of a harvest moon.
2 yards cotton jersey fabric for skirt
1 yard cotton interlock for appliqué
1 yard fold-over elastic ribbon
Button Craft thread
Basic sewing supplies: needles, pins, embroidery scissors
Alabama Stitch Book for Swing Skirt pattern and instructions
Fabric weight for skirt – 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey
Fabric for appliqué – Anna Maria Knits in Tangle Knit
Fabric color for skirt – Black
Fabric color for appliqué – Rust
Button Craft thread – Black for construction, Tan for appliqué
Fold-over Elastic Ribbon – Black
Stencil – Large Polka Dot
Technique – Whipstitch appliqué
Knots – Inside
Seams – Inside felled
Binding stitch – Zig Zag
P.P.S.: The team at at Craft South has paired two yards of our 100% Organic Medium-weight Cotton Jersey in Black with one yard of Anna Maria Knit Tangle in Rust to create a kit so you can make your own version of this project at home. The kit also comes with one yard of Black fold-over elastic ribbon and two spools of Button Craft Thread. Pattern and instructions for our Swing Skirt (plus appliqué instructions) can be found in Alabama Stitch Book.