Fabric: I am on a fabric shopping ban but I didn’t have anything suitable at home. All the designs I loved I couldn’t get the right fabric to match and the fabrics I liked enough weren’t cheap. Instead of skipping the challenge I went on ebay looking for a bargain and found some intriguing fabric.
Description was inexistent but for only £0.50 the piece, I bought it. When it arrived, ohhh gosh! Disaster in the making? It’s poly and it’s iickkky on the skin and worst is way too transparent for decency, like those tacky outfits I wanted to avoid!!! The positives it’s that I like a challenge and the worst would be a good laugh on the failure. The print was interesting enough to have a go.
|With paper underneath and a seam finish
Size and alterations: Size ‘M’ lengthen both pattern and sleeves.
Class review: I have learned so much about knits watching this class and I really recommend it. She teaches in a lovely calm pace and go step by step, full of tips and techniques. I wouldn’t be able to make such nice job on the neckline without her trick.
Needle: I used the finest one I had: Microtex size8/60 and sewn with an extra fine poly thread.
Level: The pattern is for a beginner.
Pattern skill: Very easy, the trickiest part is adding the bias on the V. I decided to not use french seam as I am sure would still show and make the seam bulkier. On the skin, the small 3/4 seam I made is almost transparent but when I wear something underneath it shows. Boooo!
Details and Notions: Shop bough bias.
Time to complete: 3 and half hours
Will you make it again?Yes, in a lovely soft jersey for basic T.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: Simple to put together. Nothing to dislike about this pattern.
What I could have done better? I think the choice of fabric is the biggest issue of this project.
Conclusion: Guys, that’s my 2nd PDF success. I am so pleased with that. I HATE the fabric. Sorry, this may never be seen on me. I learn loads with this project so I don’t think it’s a fail and the best was having fun playing ‘Jungle january‘. I loved the explosion of prints!
Sewing Tips: Use weights instead of pins. Walking foot was a life saver. Instead of backstitching I started every with very small stitches and making sure I crossed over another seam when possible.
Photo shoot camera: Olympus D 475+ Gorilla tripod.
Style with: Principles skirt and New look animal print hills. For my modesty the top underneath is forever 21.