Hello there! It's been a bit since my last post, and though I'm over the morning sickness and have been sewing when I get the chance, I still don't have pretty photos of finished objects to share. I do, however, have these crummy photos of a couple garments I finished in January and February. I was hoping to take some better ones before posting them, but at this point I just don't think that's going to happen!
First up, a cardigan. I ended up with this fabric as part of a trade in the Girl Charlee Knit Fix Facebook group. It's a baby hacci sweater knit, which I'd never worked with before, and definitely out of my comfort zone pattern-wise, so I gained a bit of experience in using it. ;-)
I used my basic tee pattern, sized up a bit and flared out below the waist, to create a cardigan pattern. I should have removed some of the bust fullness at the side seam. This fabric is difficult to ease smoothly, and since I sized up a bit I didn't need the extra fullness anyway.
I just barely managed to cut this out of the fabric I had, and still matched the stripes somewhat. The center back seam was my best matching, although I didn't have quite enough to match the pattern repeat horizontally and vertically. The neckband/scarf bit is just a long folded strip and the hems are lettuce-edged. This was a fun sew and I like the way it turned out, but it really hasn't been worn much. The fabric is just too bold for me. I may eventually re-use the cardigan pattern with a few tweaks though. =)
And next, a simple peplum shirt, also made using my basic tee pattern. I made the peplum as a half-circle to be sure it would fit the fabric, and I decided to put the peplum seam on the side instead of the back. This print isn't directional, so it didn't look funny, and the seam is lot less noticeable this way.
I accidentally put the waist seam a bit higher than I meant to, but it still works. This fabric was bought in the same Facebook group. It's also bolder than most of my clothes, but I've worn this shirt quite a bit. I think this shirt has the prettiest neckband I've ever managed to sew!
Hopefully I'll have a chance to finish and photograph a couple of things in the near future... see you then! =)
Thanks for stopping by,