Last post by Turquoise - February 04, 2021, 01:40:01 pm
@LillieT - have fun with your Silhouette Pattern's Carol's Jacket
Don't worry about making it from a knit. My favourite version of this pattern is from a stable knit - just make sure that if you use knit where you are putting poppers or buttonholes that you use something to stabilise as I had to go back and redo with new cuffs on mine as the poppers came through the knit fabric because it stretched as I opened and closed the poppers on the cuff.
Last post by LillieT - February 04, 2021, 10:41:43 am
I have all of the foundation pieces cut for the yellow zambeesi style jacket. I'm not certain I am correct in likening it to zambeesi as I am pretty much doing my own thing. I have applied fabric pieces to most of the front. Since my pattern (PS Carol's jacket) is designed for woven fabric I decided to include some woven pieces for variety as most of my yellow knits are plain. By lapping a knit over the raw edge of the woven I should eliminate fraying. I am using a stretch stitch to apply the fabric to the backing that I call the herringbone stitch. I have no idea what it's proper name is.
It is a lot of fun figuring out what fabric to put where - but then Lillie pointed out that I am easily amused.
What's great about digital photos is that they can give instantaneous feedback on fit, problems etc. Double-edged sword. Unfortunately I saw immediately from these photos that my hem needs redoing. I have already ripped it out. I am thinking I might use a doublesided fusible instead. Or lengthen and try a dual needle (ugh, I don't really want to) top stitching. Will think about it some more.
Last post by sewsy - February 03, 2021, 08:14:00 am
Interesting how things sort of converge. I was just watching the latest installment of Janet Pray's Facebook series about patterns. She discussed how one may want to be able to grade patterns if, for example, a larger (or smaller) size is needed than what the pattern is drafted at.
Admittedly, it's not the size you want. But, if you are game and willing to try grading the pattern to your needs (while you wait for someone to post the size you need) it might be a way to get the pattern and perhaps learn a new skill.
Last post by Pagog - February 02, 2021, 08:30:49 pm
My goal for January was to complete three items. I only managed two with one of the two still needing buttonholes and buttons. Both were not without challenges. The striped knit top was not in my original photo of fabrics. Since my bottoms and the jean jacket are plain, I wanted my tops to have some type of pattern. I felt this piece would fit nicely in my plan. February is a short month, so I have my work cut out to get caught up with myself. February is going to be all about denim.
@luz clara - with you on the TNTs all the way! Also, I too am really trying to sew up the beautiful pieces in my fabric emporium, though I am still working on the comfy weekend, never-go-outside-in-winter-unless-you-have-to pieces first.
@LillieT - Oh, that yellow and grey top out of the thrift shop shirts is glorious. I love the overall piecing and the pleating on the one side.
@Turquoise - me too - I do love wide legged trousers.