The front photo on the pattern doesn't really show these tops up to well but the line drawings do.
This grey top was the test run using a discounted Winter fabric I bought at The Fabric Store a few years ago.
The fabric has odd lines running through it so I placed the pattern pieces with the lines running up and not across.
Then I played with the back and sleeves to include a bit of reflective tape and white cover stitching.
|With flash, you can see the reflective tape|
|With no flash, the tape is simply piping|
When I saw this print on IG from Darn Cheap Fabrics earlier this year I ran their store and ordered this whole kit.
The only problem was I didn't order enough rib knit for the cuffs so I substituted this with blue lycra fabric from the stash.
The jacket has a hood that I didn't want so I drafted up a simple collar as the substitute.
This meant I needed to be creative with the back neckline so again with a bit of stash diving, I used this elastic as the finish.
No seam edges were finished because there was no need to finish them. I didn't want to add bulk and hence waste time when I really should have been doing my weekend chores.
So to finish off the weekend I dragged out my Fabricline.com fabric purchases and made this top for a new Winter running layer.
This fabric has good wicking properties so I cut this out and sewed it up within about three hours.
Again I used the coverstitching and used the white thread as the contrast.
I'll tell you about these leggings (Vogue 1378 Donna Karan) in the next post. I made them late last Winter and then forgot to post up my little review.
|I'm still not sure what to do with the trim gift.|
|The finished jacket|
|The jacket is quite heavy and great for cold days.|
|Great tush cover|
|The pockets work!|
|This blue is a bit Star Trek.|
|Beam me up!|
|You can just see the reflective piping with no flash|
|Now you can see the reflective piping|
|The leggings pattern is Vogue 1378|