I have made this pattern before but wasn't completely happy with it. Then while poking around yesterday at my nearby outlet mall I came across this sweater.
SO, I bought it.
BUT, only for a while. It's going back to where it cam from very soon.
AFTER I pirate the front panel!
|This is the pattern I'm using, sort of. I'm a sucker for patterns that include|
loads of pieces...especially when they go on sale.
over it and traced around it. I know that a real expert would have been more particular about this but I have found knits to be pretty forgiving.
The thinner part is the neck extension. I didn't like the way the original had you pleat up a bunch of fabric at the neck back. This one is going to be
simpler and less bulky.
rolled like this because my arms are really short and even petites hang over my knuckles.
But look at it unrolled
I had considered hanging onto it since the price wasn't terrible BUT, the fabric is...at least for me.
It's a rayon (60%) polyester (40%) blend which after having it on for only a short while produced a moist feeling. I tend to "moistness" and prefer cottons and other natural fibers.
All afternoon was spent cutting this out. It shouldn't be that hard but I bought 2 yard and was determined to get the top (view C) out of this fabric as well.
Keep following me as I take a sewing journey and a real journey. This top and sweater along with a pair of RTW pants in my closet are going to be my overnight flight to Italy outfit next month. I am so excited. After I return you may want to stop by my other blog to see how it all went.
Note: I cannot start sewing on this until MONDAY when a replacement presser foot for my serger should arrive. My serger went CLUNK like Peter's of MPB so I referred back to how he handled it. NOT, the same problem but discovered that when the presser foot was removed NO CLUNK!
See that tiny little tooth-like thing in the opening of the foot. It's bent down a bit and apparently hits a moving part when operating. I have no idea how I managed this and hope a new foot is the answer! I don't suppose all those skid marks should be there either.
1. Do you buy RTW to copy and the return?
2. Have you ever managed to BEND a presser foot?