Since my sewing journey began I have had a phobia about jersey. You know the one, that slippery little sucker that moves and bounces at every opportunity. Well, I’m pleased to say that I have (at last) battled my jersey demon and produced not one, but TWO lovely tops – just to prove to myself that it wasn’t beginners luck!
I used the cross-back top from McCalls 7127 which I purchased a couple of weeks ago from Sew Direct. I really like the plain front with a little twist when you turn around that just adds a touch of interest without being over the top!
The first one I made in a lovely grey and black pinstripe jersey that I’ve had in my stash for some time. Every now and then I would take it out and give it a little stroke before putting it back on the shelf. But yesterday was the day that I took the bull by the horns and sewed this little beauty! 🙂
The pattern was so easy to construct and, after trying on the garment halfway through to check the fit, I decided that I liked the kimono sleeve look. The sleeves went back into my stash (with the remainder of this fabric) and I’ll be getting them out to make a sleeved version in the future.
This fabric drapes beautifully and was a dream to sew. It didn’t bounce around like I thought it would and it only took me a couple of hours to make! They also go perfectly with my Hepburn Trousers that I made a while ago – perfect work wear! 🙂
So was it beginners luck?
I popped into The Stitchery in Lewes this afternoon for a few staple items and found this gorgeous cornflower blue cotton jersey. It was time to try the pattern again…
This one took just over an hour to put together – hence why I am looking so pleased with myself in these pictures!
So the verdict? There’ll be a few more jersey garments in my wardrobe this year!
Until next time…