The grey one. Dark grey. No, grey. THE GREY ONE!
This was me, jabbing a finger at the brown and white polka dot jersey. A clever salesperson is one who doesn’t point out that the customer is a colour-blind idiot. And Goldhawk Road is full of clever salespeople.
So, this is my latest attempt to get to grips with knit fabrics. Long-term readers will know that me and knit fabrics aren’t a good combination. I just can’t seem to make them work for me!
This wasn’t so bad, though. I had to add a couple of (mismatched) darts at the neckline as it was gaping. Why, why, why?! This made me furious at the time, though now I could pretty much care less. Well, until next time.
I worked from the What A Waist pattern from Sew U Home Stretch, adding a couple of inches to the length and omitting the elasticated waist. I made ruched sleeves, following the tutorial from All Style And All Substance. These take a bit of head-scratching, I’m not gonna deny it, but I love the effect.
I do want to feel comfortable sewing jersey, as this item is an undoubted workhorse. I also need to break out of my continuing reluctance to make FBAs. Why, why, why?! It adds, at most, 30 minutes to the process.
Readers, why am I so pig-headed? Do you have a stubborn streak or blind spot in your sewing?