First of all is this lovely purple rayon jersey. I made a skirt, top and longline cardi (and there is still 3 or 4 metres left! Purple underwear anyone?!
The skirt is Simplicity 4221, and I have made this many times. It is a four gore, elastic waisted skirt. Very easy to make, and with a full lining it feels lovely to wear!
The top is Kwik Sew 3752, which I've made before, in fact, I've made this 'two piece' dress on a couple of occasions, and it is very easy to make and wear. I made a cowl/polo neck (not really sure how this would be categorised!) because I do like something round my neck, and it also stops the neckline stretching out if I misjudge the band length for the neck!
The cardi is my trusty McCalls 6168 and as the jersey is so soft and drapey, the sleeves are a little on the long side. I'll probably push them up my arms a little so all is good!
It is pretty hard to see the details of these garments due to them all being the same colour - I probably could have just wrapped the fabric round me and the photos would have looked the same! So to prove that I did do some sewing, I took a couple of pics with some trousers:
And I also tried the cardi with some Summer Lagenlook (a little creased, seems like these garments have been in the closet a looooong time! And oh boy - look at those legs! Milk bottles eat you heart out!!
I'm not sure how long the fabric will last - if it will pill, but until then, I will enjoy wearing it as it is very snuggly! I did change the neckline a little - I cut out the regular pattern pieces, and rather than face the cardi I just added a 3" strip of fabric, folded in half lengthways to the front and neck edge (on the wrong side), folded it to the right side and edge stitched it down. A nice finish that I am happy with.
After making three purple garments, whey not make another? It made sense as I had the thread in the serger! So I cut out and made a another Simplicity 2154. I have a few of these that I wear regularly to work, or with jeans and it is a great little top. I did make a purple one a year or so ago - but made a total hash of the buttonholes and I don't wear it!
This fabric definitely has a large percentage of cotton in it, and the front looks a little like a rib with the wrong side being smooth. There wasn't so much of this for sale - but enough for this cardi, and probably another 'fabric light' top!
And look, I had a helper!
Little Nico is still trying to work out how this household runs. No doubt he finds it quite amusing!
Do you have a favourite colour? A passion for purple perhaps?