One of the great things about the M7217 bodysuit pattern is the number of seams, which give you lots of options for adjusting the fit. But if you’re trying to accurately replicate a character’s look, you may find that you want to add even more seams or move some of them around. Once you’ve finished making style changes, you’ll be ready to lay out the pattern and cut into your fabric!
We’re just about ready to get started with cutting and sewing the bodysuit, so let’s take a look at some of the basic techniques and stitches you’ll need when sewing with stretch fabrics. No, you don’t need a serger! But if you happen to have access to one, this is a great opportunity to fire it up because it’s an amazing tool for spandex sewing.
We’ll be moving along to sewing techniques and cutting out your pattern later this week, but in the meantime there’s still a lot more to say about spandex fabrics. We covered some of the most common types of stretch fabrics in the last post, but there are a lot more options if you’re feeling adventurous or trying to create a specific effect. Let’s take a look.