Sunday, October 28, 2012

A bit of animal print

This is the T-shirt from Jalie 2566 which I had cut out before I went to the ASG Convention, so it has all the same pattern changes as the Cardigan, except the FBA.

This fabric jumped out at me when we were leaving Pitt Trading back in May of this year and  I have been wanting to make it up ever since and thought I only had enough for a cardigan, but with some fussy cutting managed to get this t-shirt out as well.


I didn't add the neckband as this fabric is a sweater knit and I couldn't get it to sit flat enough for my liking, so I simply overlocked (serged) the neck edge and turned it under and used my coverstitch to stitch it down.



I will do the FBA on this pattern as well as adding a bit of width to the sleeve hem as they are very snug.

The cardigan only needs the buttons sewn on and Alison did show me yesterday how do this by machine, but I like a thread shank on my buttons and also like to use a waxed thread, so by hand they will be sewn on.

16 comments:

Dilliander said...

Lovely! This will look very stylish with a matching cardi too. What a treat that there was enough fabric for both :)

SewRuthie said...

I love that fabric and completely understand why you bought it, I would've too!

Sew Hopefull said...

Hey! I remember that fabric. It looks great. I love how I always learn something from your posts so I'm off to google/learn more about the whys and how's of waxed thread!

Sew Hopefull said...

Hey! I remember that fabric. It looks great. I love how I always learn something from your posts so I'm off to google/learn more about the whys and how's of waxed thread!

BeaJay said...

Very nice indeed - can't wait to see it with the cardi. It is a lovely print.

Carol said...

You had me at animalp print. I love ir!

Debbie said...

Very nice! Looking forward to seeing the matching cardi.

gwensews said...

Grrrrrr, dah-ling! Animal prints are, forever, in style and that top will get a lot of mileage in your wardrobe.

me said...

What a nice fitting T. I love animal prints. Will be a great addition to your wardrobe.
Marcia

Diana said...

It must be catching .I just posted my very first ever animal skin garment. Love yours!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's a pretty top! I'm sure that your alterations will make the next one fit perfectly. I understand about the hand sewn buttons, I feel the same way!

Linda said...

Like this animal print top.

velosewer said...

Great T Sharon. And they are your colours too - of course.

Carolyn said...

Your animal tee looks lovely!

RhondaBuss said...

What a great little splash of wow! To add to your wardrobe.

Robyn said...

I can see why that fabric came home with you - what a great top to have in your wardrobe.