Thought I'd share my very first attempt at sewing with jersey today! I've had the Renfrew pattern sitting in my pattern stash since Tasia released it and every time I've seen a great version of this top, I've wanted to start my own, but somehow I never got round to it. Until today that is!
Now, this pattern calls for stable knit fabric and I'm pretty sure the jersey I used for this top doesn't fit that description remotely since it's very stretchy and a complete nightmare to try to handle. And maybe that has something to do with my general blah'ness about this top, but despite many people in the blogging world positively gushing over working with knits I can't say I enjoyed this experience over much.
|Excuse the lack of make up. I had a study day today and just couldn't be bothered to put any on.|
I cut a size 8 for this pattern, which is a size down from what I usually cut in Sewaholic patterns, but I like my t-shirts relatively fitted. What with the stretchiness of the fabric and my, probably smaller than 5/8", seams that was definitely a good thing as I wouldn't want it any looser than it is.
I really like the look of this pattern, and it makes a great wardrobe basic, but I'm not sure I'll be rushing ahead to make another version any time. There are plenty of other things I'd rather be wrestling with and I really can't face the hassle of sewing with jersey again as it currently stands. Maybe if I see some decent quality jersey at some point I'll buy some to give it another go, but for the moment I'm going to put this down as a valuable sewing experience, but not one I want to repeat for a while.
In other news I have also finished my tape measure fabric Cambie dress (bar the hem) and I just need to hand stitch my bodice lining into the main shell of my bombshell dress and finish off the hem. So hopefully there'll be a couple more finished makes to show on here before long! Which is a good job really because I start placement number 2 of my PGCE in a fortnight and then I get married at Easter so there's not going to be a whole lot of blogging / crafting going on round here for a while!