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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

NL 6901

OK, Yesterday I muslined the bodice of the Simplicity mentioned before, pretty nice fit. I still plan on the Sophia Rayon Double Knit.
I also muslined in a cheap CHEAP Joann poly knit, NL 6901. I worked out most issues by doing a half-way FBA, adding to the sides and flattening the shoulder. Enough to feel comfortable making it in this Rayon Jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics I just got on Thursday, no stashing this one. It is a beautiful print, hand, drape. I also stayed the back neck and shoulders with fusible stay tape from Fabric.com. There are no instructions for finishing the facings off, I added bias tape to the front cowl facing and serged the back facing. I know knits should not ravel, but still... I hate when patterns ask you to gather and set-in a sleeve on knits. If you want an easier way, use Threads magazine's suggestion on doing it flat construction. I know many of you bloggers do that already but for the beginners, it works great. I tried it for the first time when I first started sewing and never looked back. I even do some wovens that way, just more pinning needed. Especially on little clothes.


KID, MD said...

That fabric is beautiful! I have tis pattern in my stash - I can't wait to see how it comes out! And I agree - easing a knit sleeve is so silly!!

gwensews said...

That is beautiful fabric. It will make a gorgoue top. Good luck!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Oh what pretty fabric! I always set in knit sleeves flat - I ignore all pattern instructions that instruct otherwise.