Thursday, March 12, 2020

Simplicity 8738- Take II

Please forgive the wrinkles. I took this photo at the end of a twelve hour work day.
This is the second version of Simplicity 8738. My inspiration for the color block sweater came from a sweater I saw on Pinterest that came from the banana republic site. Although the inspiration had four colors I had three shades of grey knits ( medium, dark and silver grey) in my stash. So, I choose to use the medium grey and dark grey to color block the front and the silver grey for the back. Dark grey was used for the sleeves and the skirt.

Fabric: the fabric is a light weight knit that had to be underline to give the fabric a bit of weight and to help it drape better.  Initially I started to get rid of the fabric, because I felt the pattern was easy to sew and by working with such a light fabric that needed underlining it will complicate the sewing process. I am glad that I persevere because the outcome was worth it.

Pattern;  I trace the front pattern unto paper and then I cut the pattern it into 3-pieces; 1/2 inch seam allowance was added to each piece and the front was sewn together.
The back pattern was not altered. The back pattern piece was cut out of the light grey knit fabric.
The skirt is my TNT pattern.

After a sewing hiatus I want to sew garments that are easy to sew with minimal fitting alterations and then slowly ease back into sewing garments that require more sewing time to replace pieces that are no longer in my wardrobe.

My goal for 2020 is to sew consistently and I am working on a system that will help to achieve that goal. More about that in another post.

I plan to sew a few more, so stay tuned.


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