I said in January that I wasn’t going to make multiples of the same pattern but what can I tell ya? When I like something I like something and I want lots of it! So here comes a stripy Trapeze top in the most wonderful jersey fabric ever.
I remember also, saying back last year that I didn’t like working with jersey so just goes to show you can’t believe a damn thing I say! This jersey though was a dream with. Didn’t slip and slide all over the place and wasn’t floppy. It stayed where I put it and pining and sewing was so easy. I must get some more.
I’m rather pleased I have to say with the pattern matching on this top. Its not perfect by any stretch but is a damn sight better than the tartan.
Here come some pics…
As you can see, I couldn’t fit the sleeve pattern piece in its entirety on the fabric, so I have shorter sleeves on this top. And I couldn’t fit the neck facing on the fabric either, luckily it wasn’t needed anyway.
For the neck, I simply folded the edge over 1.5cm and top stitched down. Works really well. Nice neat finish.
I also top stitched down the shoulder seam allowances so they would lay flat.
I zigzagged the hem edge again. This is proving to be quite a successful finishing technique.
My favourite thing about this top is that it only took me 4 hours to complete. From cutting out the fabric to finishing the hem. And that my friend is the magic of jersey. No seam finishing and no need for neck facings make for a really speedy process. And its satisfying too.
I love this fabric. Its comfortable to wear and doesn’t need ironing after washing. What more can I say? What more can we want?
Just wanted to share my new hair do, and how I wore the top for a day out yesterday to London and afternoon tea.