Once upon a time (Dec 2014) Tobit bought me the Sewing with Knits Craftsy Class; I watched some of the classes and thought a lot. In September (2015) I bought some knit fabric:
I also bought an overlocker, despite the fact that the class is taught on a standard sewing machine I love the finished look that an overlocker gives.
Some time after that I printed, cut and stuck the pattern for the scoop neck tee and then nothing. Until Easter Sunday when I decided that I really should get on with it. Two hours later I had cut the fabric and made the top – what was all the delaying about?
It fits fine, it’s comfy, I just wish the sleeves were a little bit longer, I’ll adjust that next time. I vaguely followed the class instructions; I substituted clear elastic tape for selvedge in the shoulder seam and I didn’t baste the neck as instructed as that would have meant taking the garment up 5 steps to my sewing space from the dining table! I just went for it and fortunately it worked!
I didn’t have any tricot tape to finish the hems and by this point there was no way I was going to stop so I had a flick through the overlocker manual and winged it with a overlock blind hem. ‘This will trim excess fabric, sew the seam and apply an overlock seam to the edges all in one step’ that sounded like a winner to me!
Now I need to find some more knit fabrics that I’d like to wear so that I can make more. There are quite a lot of fabrics out there but mostly a bit too garish for my liking.
This was on 2015 last quarter and 2016 first quarter FAL lists so I am especially pleased to have it complete; it’s not as if it was a great big project!