|Check out that pattern matching. Like. A. Boss|
The top is my version of Papercut’s ensis tee. I made this up previously as a colour-blocked tee, and I remembered the fit to be slightly loose through the body – perfect for a lightweight jumper. I overlapped the pattern pieces by 1cm to remove the colour blocked section, and cut this in the whole. I did have a few issues with the placement of the pieces as the edges of the fabric were warped, stretched on the selvage and made the stripes distort. I hate how some fabric warps and distorts on the selvage edges. It sucks balls (as my son would say). It annoyed me to the state of expletives! - I lost about 20cm off each edge due to the unruly stripes – no amount of coaxing was going to straighten them. Bugger.
|Pattern matching not so great back here...|
Anyway, I managed (just) to get all the pieces out of a metre of this loose knit fabric that I bought from A2F. I bought it with the intention of sewing a dress for my sister, but the knit was too loose (and thus see-through) to make it into dress. Win for me. Loss for her. Sorry sis.
There’s not really a lot to say about this make – I think in hindsight I would have preferred just to turn the edges over to create a simple hem rather than cuffs and a hem-band. I think the cuffs make it look a little more casual then I was going for. Oh, and I did stabilise the shoulder seams with stay tape, but that’s just a normal step that I usually take with any knits. And I did it completely on my overlocker (except the stay-tape of course).
That’s it really. It’s a simple, casual knit jumper – probably a little too casual to pair with any of my minis, but a staple nonetheless.
What next? Next week’s my birthday week so I’m hoping to sneak to the fabric store to buy some fabric and maybe make something outrageous to party in!