I guess it's not a good idea to speak negatively about your fabric (as I did about the leopard print in my last post) until you have actually sewn it LOL!!! Looks like the boxing gloves are on and this fabric is getting me back and big time!!! Of course my last post was just in good fun and I was only joking but it turns out I do have a bit of a problem----I'm having a hard time sewing the fabric due to skip stitches. The one way stretch knit fabric has some sort of slick finish/surface which makes it hard to sew through---resulting in skipped stitches. Of course I've tried every sewing needle (upgraded to microtex, even tried a jean needle) to see if I could alleviate the problem.
(The leopard print fabric)
It's not my sewing machine because I was at Mr. Jim's sewing studio and experienced the same problem with 2 other machines. I serged most of the edges which actually worked fine since there's 4 threads involved. I'd just like to sew in all my darts without skipped stitches. So, I'm looking for suggestions/tips please. It's rare for me to have this problem and when I did again it was easily alleviated by switching needles. I hope to figure this out so I can wear this dress and get back to my other sewing goals for the month. I'm not letting this fabric get the best of me......... Thanks in advance for your suggestions!!! Side seams are fine with my serger, I just don't want my darts to have any skipped stitches.