Good to see people-familiar and new 🙂 “Wearable now” seemed to be the theme for Debbie and myself-
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Teal Asymmetric Jacket
Free download from Sew Style Magazine
Lana Bolleto Boiled Wool, 60% Viscose, 40% Wool
1. I have been sorting through pattern stash and came across this jacket and thought I would give it a try.
2. Even though the directions are vague and incomplete it is a quick and easy make, especially when using boiled wool.
3. The buttonholes went in nicely. I did edge stitch all raw edges but it certainly wasn’t necessary.
Navy Shawl Neck Cardigan
Designer Plush Cotton French Terry
1. Another pattern from stash. This was a pattern of the year on Pattern Review from 2017. I am late to the party! I love this fabric and wanted to be warm and nice looking at the same time and thought this was the ticket. I did make a few changes.
2. I used one layer-no facing-for the collar and peplum to eliminate bulk.
3. I turned the collar seam allowance to right side and covered stitched the entire cardi.
4. I didn’t like the look of the raw edge on the collar so I added a narrow knit band for a clean finish.
5. I used the serger and cover stitch machine for most of the construction but when I needed to use the sewing machine my walking foot did the trick.
To complete my outfits I used the following tried and true patterns:
Watercolor Splatter Dot Jersey Knit turtleneck
Solid Teal Stretch Pinwale Corduroy Pants–
Monet Boucle Jacket
Chenille Boucle from NYC buying trip with Peggy Sagers
1. This is a favorite pattern-I’ve worn out the other one! Love the big but not too big size and the collar with minimal bulk at center front, the pockets, the length, everything!!
2. Pattern is written for fulled fabrics or linen type (no facings vs. facings) which adds to its versatility.
3. I used facings but no interfacing except at neck edge as it seemed to take a lot of abuse during construction.
4. I trimmed off a long triangle at underarm of sleeve and side seam to eliminate some bulk and it worked well. Set the sleeve in instead of flat application.
5. Tried topstitching the sleeve seam allowance both directions to see if it laid differently with the drop shoulder but inconclusive results.
6. I applied the collar in one piece with a bias strip on top of seam and then rolled around and under seam allowance and stitched in ditch.
1. Intriqued by the triangles, I chose to color block the pattern. The versions without the top triangle got quite low and I wanted warmth.
2. Pattern is one big piece with no shoulder seam and then the two triangles. Would be fun with a stripe.
3. The instructions were well written and it all went together well.
4. It didn’t really flare out as it shows in pattern.
5. Was a little on the short side so added a hem band with diagonal slits. Used Solvy to keep the butted bands together during application to bottom of garment.
6. Copied the diagonal slits for the sleeve bands and put the slits opposite the sleeve seam and they ended up in a perfect place!
7. Doubled the width of the neck band for a little more coverage.
Beyond Yoga activewear knit
1. A great finishing touch to the other two garments.
2. Added a waistband instead of elastic sewn directly to top of pants.
December Garment Sewing Group via Zoom:
Tuesday, December 8
Thursday, December 10
Saturday, December 12