I am loving the Hiatchi sweater jersey from Fabric.com. It is very reasonable priced (even after the Canada mailing uplift) and it sews up easily - I am not too sure how it will wear, but it appears to wash well. Hopefully it won't pill . . . . .
For the next two garments in the Winter 6PAC contest on Stitchers Guild, I made a two piece dress using my trusty Kwik Sew 3752 and Simplicity 4221. You wouldn't believe that I had over 500 sewing patterns in my collection would you!!!
So, without further ado - this is how they look:
I have found that the neckline on this top is rather large, so on this top and the brown one I moved the neckline in about 1" and shortened the neckband. It looks and feels much better!
here. The fabric is very cheery and the jersey is soooo soft against the skin. I lined the skirt with black bemberg lining that has no stretch (with black lace hemline trim) - I am hoping that will help prevent the 'bagging' that you can get from jersey skirts and the fabric does have 5% lycra as well - but time will tell!
The skirt also looks good with my plain black slinky top.
And finally - thank-you hubby for taking the photos!!
I almost forgot to mention - if you were wondering about the headless shots, well those are the ones where my face was out of focus/there were too many double chins/too much background/etc, etc :o)