Grey ShadowsMarch 25, 2017 / byAnne W / Categories : Feeds
Last month’s sewing, planned, executed and only slightly delayed in being blogged and shown off! Most of my plans have been to make more tops -for me. My stash had a few pieces of grey viscose jersey, all slightly different shades, ever so slightly different in handle and weight too. In addition to this, I’d got two grey fabrics in South Africa, one a knit with a texture in the knit. So you could call this my shades of grey adventure, but I’m not going there….
First up is a grey stripe viscose jersey knit from Croft Mill Fabrics, bought at the end of September. I opted to make the Maria Denmark Birgitte, using the three quarter sleeve and v-neck option. This really is a quick pattern to make, about an hour or two of your afternoon should suffice. My adjustments from the original pattern are simple, shorten the body by 3cm, and add an FBA.
Next, the textured sweater knit. I suspect this has a fairly large man-made fibre content, given how static it becomes with wear! The pattern I chose is 107 from Burdastyle January 2015. It has been on my to-make list for some time, one of those waiting for the perfect fabric, as always. This might not be the perfect fabric, the pattern probably really needs something with a bit more body, but this is what I had and I wanted to use it up!
I liked the shape, the neckline and the dropped shoulders. The pattern itself is simple, only 3 pieces. It promised to be another quick make! Now, if you really want to make it quick, add hem allowances to the sleeves and body pieces, and make a facing for the neckline. I wanted a contrast, both in texture and colour, so wanted to use the binding to add detail. I used some of the fabric left over from a previous (and again, unblogged) top.
It took a little while to get the binding on, but oh boy was it worth it! It wasn’t tricky, just needed time and concentration. I love the contrast and the way it highlights the curved detail on the sides and the neckline. That neckline is perfect for showing off a pretty pendant. I made this without any adjustments, deciding that there was enough ease in the pattern to make it fit, but completely ignoring the fact that the other half of the FBA adjustment still needed to be made. What was that about concentration??
Never mind, I have a cosy, comfy sweater I like to wear, and a stripy tee to wear under it! My grey tee shirt adventure will continue, I finally made a Lark tee!! That and more, next time, there might even be an update on the new list for March.
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