I finished the purple top yesterday and couldn’t wait to wear it. It’s made from a wool mix knit fabric that I bought in Ditto, Brighton just before Christmas. It doesn’t count as a stash bust really but it’s exciting for another reason: I made the pattern.
This 1985 book was my chief helper.
It explains very clearly how to make patterns from clothes you like without unpicking them.
Part of the pattern.
I traced it onto greaseproof paper which seems ok for pattern making. The book suggests using brown paper, yesterday’s newspaper, tissue paper or non-woven textiles specially made for pattern making.
Problems? There weren’t any, just a few things I had to consider.
I checked that the pattern pieces fitted together before I laid them on the fabric and added the seam allowances once the pattern was pinned to the fabric.
I remembered the top well enough to know what it should look like so it was easy to put together.
The knit fabric is very stretchy so I had to tape the inside of the neckline to hold it firm.
Would I make another?
Just try stopping me!
Top – purple wool mix knit fabric ,
Skirt – purple wool mix fabric , pattern self drafted using the same book.
Tights – retail
Neckace 1970s – inherited from my mother
My tumbling blocks quilt is in the bag on the floor – I’m still working on it
Linking to Lakota’s Ta Dah Tuesday