I managed to cut a cowl necked sweater out of the pieces left over from the cardigan.
Adventures in garment construction. (Plus random thoughts, photos of interesting places and stuff I've made!)
Monday, 30 November 2020
Cowl neck sweater
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Prima November 2020 Cardigan
Prima November 2020 Cardigan
I made a size 18 in the middle length. The bottom hem is done on the coverstitch machine, the front edge is overlocked, rolled over twice and straight stitched. I added elastic in the wrists (which makes it very cosy) and elastic on the shoulder seams and back neck to try to avoid too much droop. The other seams are sewn with a straight stitch and overlocked to prevent fraying.
Monday, 16 November 2020
Soft and Snuggly November
I want to make some soft and snuggly things for November. So I think I'll use the cardigan pattern from Prima November 2020.
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Navy 6PAC for The Sewing Place
Here's my navy 6PAC for the sewing place.
Navy culottes - Butterick 6947
Navy and red stripe top - Simplicity 8375/6
Navy multi floral tee - New Look 6735
Navy and red print tee - Butterick 3344
Navy trousers - New Look 6216
And the Navy 19
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Shibori style dyed belt
Saturday, 7 November 2020
Diagonal Stripe Tee
I had some dark navy and cream striped fabric, which I overdyed with Tulip red.
I wanted to do something different than the classic horizontal striped tee, so folded the fabric on the diagonal and cut all the pieces out like that. I treated the diagonal fold as the new grain line, cutting the front, back and neckband on that fold and the sleeves parallel to it.
Sunday, 1 November 2020
Navy and red knit top
This jersey fabric was originally navy and off white, but I decided to dye it with Dylon 'Tulip Red' for a bit more colour.
I was pleased to get the print level across the front, sleeves and back, lining up at the seams.
I chose a bit of the print I liked and cut a wide but short band (so it would hug the neck nicely).
The neckline need quite a bit of unpicking and resewing to have a nice smooth finish, but its worked out well in the end.
I used Butterick 3344 as a starting point.
- I kept the shoulders, armhole, sleeve cap and sleeve length.
- Widened the sleeves from the underarm to the wrist to allow for full arms.
- Made the body wider and longer for a relaxed fit rather than negative ease.
- Cut the neckline so it wasn't as deep.
- Cut a wide neckband, which I stretched to the max to fit the neckline, this means it sits flat against the neck and the folded edge.
- Used the coverhem to finish the hems.
Where fabric permits I am also cutting myself a tube scarf (a bit like a buff with a seam).
This is a piece of knit fabric with a good stretch approx 50cm x 50xm (20" x 20"). I finish the edges on the greatest direction of stretch with the coverhem, then sew up the one seam on the overlocker.
I like these for the different ways you can wear them - snood, ear/nose/mouth cover, hair band, scarf etc.
Here's a picture I found of different ways to wear these tube scarves