Tag: knits

Of course when I go to NY I can never stay on course with my list.. I always vear away and purchase other and extra fabric lol the prices are just fabulous.. Anyway this leopard print fabric was obtained at MOOD Fabrics.. Its a beautiful crisp hand knit, but it is a bit on the thin side.  I purchase another piece blended knit for the lining.  The pattern was easy and it sewed quickly.. more details below.. Soon as I get to wear it I will post a photo..lol

Project Review Detailed
Pattern Description: One style of pullover, close-fitting dress.  Designer – Tracy Reese
Pattern Used: Vogue 1314
Pattern Sizing: Cut a 12 for the top, 14 for the skirt
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes, just like it!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing it constructed well
Fabric Used: 100% Boiled wool
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Had to alter the hip area
Would you sew it again? Maybe, I only wanted the pattern for this particular fabric.

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.

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