I've made my second project for the Liesl & Co Advisor's Circle, and it's up on their blog now. You can read all the details there! But I'll share a bit here as well.
I chose to make a knit version of the Terrace Dress, one of my favourite Liesl patterns. I've made quite a few in the woven material that the dress is designed for, and love this pattern for a bold print, since there are very few seams to worry about matching up. This time I used a knit -- it's a lightweight but stable knit from Sew Much Fabric. I actually won it as part of the Black History Month Pattern Designers Challenge last year, but just finally used it!
This fabric is low stretch so I thought it would adapt nicely to this pattern; it's working more like a stretch woven here. Because it's a knit and has more of a wintery feel I also lined it. I cut the lining a wee bit bigger and finished it in my preferred way, by basting the lining and dress together at neck and sleeve edge wrong sides together - as it will be worn. I then stitched on the bias neck facing and the lower sleeve. I prefer to stitch on a facing over a lining since I like the tidy finish and also my lining always seems to peek out otherwise.
I made my usual adjustments to the pattern - grading from M at neck to L at hips, and moving the pocket placement up by 2". Otherwise this sewed up just as easily as ever. I did have a bit of trouble setting in the lower sleeve (the lining was bulging a bit) so had to redo that to get everything sitting right. I'd suggest basting or pinning while it's hanging up rather than flat so that everything is sitting where it should be when you get it put together, to avoid the unpicking and redoing step!
Anyhow, I'm glad I had the impetus to finally put this fabric to good use. I love the print and am so glad I'll be wearing it instead of just looking at it in my stash :)