Early this year I made named koko. I’m not sure why I decided to make a summer top in the middle of winter, perhaps it has something to do with some cool lace I recently acquired and was really excited to sew.
I make a lot of named patterns because they fit me straight from the envelop. When one is so short of sewing time not having to fit oneself it’s a big win right now. After changing the layout of my sewing room I have a ‘white’ wall for photos and that is at least helping me keep up my documentation.
The only thing I really love is the inset cutout shape so I will probably hack that into another garment.
Sewing Tips.Sometimes both sides of the lace and the jersey look the same. Pick one and stick with it. With woven and jersey fabrics I cross two pins on the right side but with lace a glue a label. Grainline rules apply but more important is to follow the lace directional design. Use a fine ball point needle. Sew the lace side up to avoid it getting catch inside the feed dog.
Do share your latest makes that feel “meeeh” or any experience you have sewing stretch jersey + lace.