Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Jumper, jacket or hoodie

McCalls 6614 has been in my stash for a while so while doing a few weekend chores these projects diverted my attention.
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
Technically speaking, I adjusted the sleeve length by 5cm and the top length by 2cm.

When I saw this print on IG from Darn Cheap Fabrics earlier this year I ran their store and ordered this whole kit.
I'm still not sure what to do with the trim gift.
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 finished jacket
The jacket has a hood that I didn't want so I drafted up a simple collar as the substitute.
The jacket is quite heavy and great for cold days.
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.
Great tush cover
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.
The pockets work!
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 blue is a bit Star Trek.
Beam me up!
This fabric has good wicking properties so I cut this out and sewed it up within about three hours.
You can just see the reflective piping with no flash

Now you can see the reflective piping
Again I used the coverstitching and used the white thread as the contrast.
The leggings pattern is Vogue 1378
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.

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