Before Christmas we made a very enjoyable visit to Bath. We came across a fabric shop, I don't remember the name only that the proprietors were really miserable and totally none engaging, however Heidi saw this fabric and really wanted it for another jersey dress. They are her favourite type of garment to wear. When I make jersey dresses for her, she wears them until she has outgrown them - so it feels like good value.This McCalls pattern is really good. She likes the top of view F and the bottom of View A. Using some new knowledge from the book Sewing with jersey Knits by Wendy Ward I whipped this up pretty quickly.It looks really fun.
I made a neck binding by sewing it open right side to wrong side and then bringing it forward and encasing the neck edge and folding in under. That way you top sew it from the right side and you can see the exact finish you are going to get. Essentially you sew it twice - once to attach the neckband to the garment and secondly to top stitch it in place neatly.
You could use a solid colour for the trim for a different effect.
I had some left over for junior too. I went for my go to t-shirt pattern from Ottobre to use up the remainder.
This one has a different neckband. You fold the neck band in half and sew right sides together then press it into place with the inside seam facing down. It is then followed by a three step zigzag top stitch to hold the inside seam down but still remains stretchy.
All done #19 with these little birdies on clouds. No little bits left over. A success all round for everyone.
Thanks for dropping by. Jo xxxx