It’s day 4 of London Sew Social / Tuttle Publishing blog tour. I hope you are enjoying it! Today the lovely Laura is joining me with this beautiful dress for her sweet baby daughter Willow while I am sharing yet another garment from my favorite book…
PATTERN: View nº04 (Top with Epaulettes) from She Wears the Pants. This is the perfect project if you are starting to sew with knits as it is incredibly simple and fast to sew. Just pick a fabric with not too much stretch (like I did) and you will be amazed with the final result. For the first time in this book I had to sew size S, instead of the usual XS, as this pattern doesn’t have that much ease and size XS was too small for my shoulders. I made a couple of changes to the original pattern: skipped the epaulettes and finished the sleeve seam with contrasting bias tape. I am pretty pleased with my sweater. I especially like the boat neck collar and the very slightly bell shaped sleeves. Such wonderful details for a simple pattern!
FABRIC: Stripped French terry from my local shop (Feira dos Tecidos) and Liberty cotton lawn for the sleeve detail. This French terry is so nice! Soft but sturdy. Really good quality stuff. Plus I love the color (I have this thing for yellow…) and the stripes. It doesn’t have much stretch and I think that was good for this particular pattern. The liberty bias was a leftover from my stash and I think it goes really well with the stripped cotton. It is always fun when you can incorporate a little bit of fancy nice fabric in your daily wardrobe, right?
Plus, I think I got lucky here! Monday’s warp is also perfect for Thursday’s outfit. Yeah!
Have you checked the other participants’ creations for this tour? You must do it! Here they are: Eva’s here, Ines’ here and Victoria here.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more Japanese Sewing fun!