Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Kwik Sew 2565 (OOP)

I've already made this pattern a bunch of times, but I recently re-traced and re-cut it again due to (ahem) changes in my size. This is another project started at Material Girls. Thank goodness for all the space and sturdy, height-appropriate cutting tables at our meeting place!

This t-shirt went together ridiculously fast even with double layer front and back pieces to contend with. The fabric is a thin, textured jacquard knit so I doubled the layers to avoid show through. The sleeves are just a single layer. I bought it at Fabrix when Linda Lee was still having her Sewing Workshop getaways in San Francisco.

Here's a detail shot so  you can see both the tie dye effect and the jacquard pattern of the knit. I think it's some kind of poly. The colors are various shades of purple, but less vivid in natural light than they appear with the flash.

The most challenging part of this project was the coverstitching. It's a capability that I haven't used on my Babylock lately, and I've decided that it's silly not to. There's definitely a learning curve but this is the second project I've coverstitched this week. The McCall's 6069 dress was the other one. It's getting easier each time to troubleshoot the samples, then apply the adjustments for the best looking stitching.


RhondaBuss said...

Great fabric. Congratulations on conquering the cover stitch.

gwensews said...

That's a great color, and I imagine looks good with your hair. It's comforting to have a pattern to go to that you know works, without a hassle.