Ok here is the first project from the NY Fabric Spree .. It’s a long sleeve wrap top made out of the camouflage color Italian knit.
Love love love the fabric… I was not exceptionally fond of sewing it 🙁 The fabric is beautiful but difficult to handle since it was so thin… Pins really did not help as they would slip out… so I had to take total control. I did not use a walking foot I just sewed it slowly guiding each piece as I stitched it on the machine. As I mentioned in the previous blog, my serge was not fond of it either as surging a single layer just did not work. As long as I surged TWO pieces of fabric it worked well…
However, in these photos you see the initial layout of the pattern — New Look 6755 I choose view C as I wanted long sleeves with no collar… the top will be worn with a tank underneath and the camouflage shorts that are next on the cutting table.
Since I am small on the top and in the waist, my measurements pretty much measured up with the pattern. This pattern calls for woven fabrics not knits, so I knew I would need to cut a smaller size… these pattern pieces are a size 8. I pinned each pattern piece onto the mannequin for a proper fit and any adjustments prior. Luckily I did not need any at the waist or the bust. The last photo you see is the completed bodice.
The rest of the top will be blogged later.