Pattern Top: I used my modified for knit Vogue Very Easy 8615, slicing the skirt into a peplum. I love the side darts (french darts) and where the pattern hits the high waist: the smallest part of the body. By colour blocking, I was able to showcase that feature even more. I loved the effect very much!
Fabrics: Different weight interlock knits. The pink is a stable ponte knit. The grey is a loose weaved interlock tee.
Needle: Stretch needle size 11/75
Stitch selection and size: Stretch stitch W:1.5/H:2.5 and overcast with 3 point zip zag stitch.
Overlocker is back with Cris after I borrowed out of my turn to finish my christmas dress. In the end, my machine is actually very good to sew knits and I'm glad I manage to proceed without the overlocker. I left a little bit extra fabric on the side seams so I can overlock when I get the overlocker back, just for extra tidiness.
Pattern skill: French dart and set in sleeve
Details and Notions: 1,5 cm elastic and polyester thread. I learned polyester is best for knits.
First worn:for my home exercises. I am still wearing 4 hours later... it's way to comfortable and once it gets very old will be such a perfect pyjamas.
Will you make it again? The pants need a few modifications and the peplum top too.
What did you particularly like or dislike about this pattern: I love the darts and waist placement. I love the fabric. I didn't hem and I love the result.
Conclusion: You can tell I am very motivated to get better now, lol. Call on me on that at the end of few months to check... This project is sweet and I'm glad I made my first project after long 10 days without the sewing machine. I am not a pink fan but its nicely toned down with the grey.
I would modify the heigh of the pants waist and have it higher next time.
Sewing TIP: On this project, I learned that the knit fabrics I used have very different level of stretch and matching them caused strain, mainly on the neckline. It's not perfect and I would reconsider the finish next time. I topstitched with topstitch thread as one you do with woven. Bad bad bad. Don't do that! Use twin needles.
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