Angela Wolf #AW3106, Silk Tweed with Bemberg Lining
This was a fun and easy skirt to construct. Her directions are thorough, clear and illustrated well.
I made the skirt per pattern. The only change I would make is her method for lining the back in the zipper area. Be sure to check desired finish length carefully because of the fringe.
Lisette Butterick 6183, Poly Double Knit
Pattern and Construction Changes:
1. Pattern calls for woven fabrics. I went down a size for the stable double knit.
2. Increase sleeve length to 3/4.
3. To create split hem, add extra seam allowance to edges of front and side fronts.
Measure 5-6 inches from bottom of front and side fronts and place a mark.
4. Pin side fronts to front. Stitch seam top to bottom, stopping at mark for split hem opening.
5. Press seam allowances open. Top stitch around split hem opening
6. I did not line the yoke as pattern directs.
7. I used a standard tee-shirt neckband rather than using a wrap band as pattern directs.
8. The pattern contains good, clear instructions for adding a zipper at back neck edge. Since I used a knit I did not add the zipper. Complete top as pattern directs.
Double Face Wool Jacket:
Kwik Sew 4139, View A with Bemberg Lining and faux leather trim
Pattern and Construction Changes:
1. I added a front and back facing so that the lining would not show when the jacket is open.
2. I adjusted the lining to fit the facing. The center front facing was cut from the wool and interfaced.
3. The back neck facing was cut from a knit and interfaced.
4. The sleeve was very wide at hem so I tapered it one inch at hem and side seam.
5. Once jacket was constructed I cut 1 1/4 inch faux leather strips to bind the edges, except for the sleeve hems.
6. Using a leather or size 16 needle, stitch or serge rs of trim to rs of jacket edges. Wrap trim around seam allowance. “Baste” with glue, Steam A Seam or Wonder tape. Using a walking foot or a blind hem foot, stitch in the ditch to secure trim. Carefully remove excess trim from ws of jacket.
February Fashion Sewing Club Dates:
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 2 JoAnn-Edina
Saturday, February 11, 10:30 @Treadle
Tuesday, February 14, 10:30 @ Treadle
Fashion Sewing Club
Christmas Ornament Sparkle
Black novelty knit/Foxy Lady knit
1. Made to pattern except for fit changes.
2. Used a third knit with silver for neck band.
3. Most fun dress to wear! Love the raglan sleeve fit.
Silver Swing Dress
New Look 6469/S0945
Black novelty knit/rayon knit
1. Made longer version of dress.
2. Shoulder darts are a bit fiddly-when sewn, they seemed to lie flat but when serged they poked out and made a funny dimple.
3. Swapped neck band for a smaller version of neck/collar of McCall’s 6796-trying to go for the Stylearc Esme Top look.
a. Sew collar into a circle at neck edge-3”
b. Sew points of collar separately so you will have a strong neck band but collar points will fall open
c. Stitch buttons on to make it look more like a collar
4. 4. Fun twirly dress.
Gold Fleck Dress
Black and gold novelty knit/glittered fine knit
1. Went up a size because of perceived close fit but wouldn’t have needed to.
2. Cut turtleneck down by half to retain transparence of knit but would probably stand better if I hadn’t.
3. Stabilized yoke seams. Wish I hadn’t staystitched fronts and backs.
4. Pattern has no side seams-just side panel. Possible not the best dress fit option for a curvy figure? Or maybe a stretchier knit?
5. Great pattern for the look on cover.