Inspiration: To get oneself fit, a new inspiring wardrobe must be created. I must thank you all for your beautiful comments on my last post. Every time I tried to comment/ reply I got a bit teary. It’s so much love out there I got a bit emotional.
Pattern Top: I used my modified for knit Vogue Very Easy 8615, slicing the skirt into a peplum. I love the side darts and where the pattern hits the high waist: the smallest part of the body. By colour blocking, I was able to showcase that feature even more. I loved the effect very much!
Pattern Pants: I traced a pair I had and made it 4 cm longer. I sewn a label in the back so I don’t loose time trying to figure it out the right side.
Fabrics: Different weight interlock knits. The pink is a stable ponte knit. The grey is a loose weaved interlock tee.
Needle: Stretch needle size 11/75
Stitch selection and size: Stretch stitch W:1.5/H:2.5 and overcast with 3 point zip zag stitch.
Overlocker is back with Cris after I borrowed out of my turn to finish my christmas dress. In the end, my machine is actually very good to sew knits and I’m glad I manage to proceed without the overlocker. I left a little bit extra fabric on the side seams so I can overlock when I get the overlocker back, just for extra tidiness.
Pattern skill: very easy
Details and Notions: 1,5 cm elastic and polyester thread. I learned polyester is best for knits.
Time to complete: 4 and half hours both but full of breaks and twitter time (lol). I have to say sewing in the evening was a shock. I normally packed under the duvet watching, tv, reading, cooking but I am determined to get used to the idea and create a routine that will translate to a full time working sewist.
First worn: Today, for my home exercises. I am still wearing 4 hours later… it’s way to comfortable and once it gets very old will be such a perfect pyjamas.
Will you make it again? The pants need a few modifications and the peplum top too.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: I love the darts and waist placement. I love the fabric. I didn’t hem and I love the result.
Conclusion: You can tell I am very motivated to get better now, lol. Call on me on that at the end of few months to check… This project is sweet and I’m glad I made my first project after long 10 days without the sewing machine. I am not a pink fan but its nicely toned down with the grey.
I would modify the heigh of the pants waist and have it higher next time.
Sewing TIP: On this project, I learned that the knit fabrics I used have very different level of stretch and matching them caused strain, mainly on the neckline. It’s not perfect and I would reconsider the finish next time. I topstitched with topstitch thread as one you do with woven. Bad bad bad. Don’t do that! Use twin needles.
Photo shoot camera: Olympus D 475+ Gorilla tripod.
♫: Plan B Ill Manners