Hi there! Its been a while…
Despite being very quiet in these parts I’ve still been sewing up a storm over the last year and am excited to share my progress with you.
I’ve been mostly focused on sewing every day clothes and have to say I’m loving that I now wear at least one me made item a day as a result. In order for this to become a reality I had to take the leap into sewing with jersey and I love it!
As so many people say, it really isn’t difficult and wish I hadn’t let fear/apprehension hold me back. If anything I’d say sewing clothes with jersey is bit easier than with woven fabrics, especially for getting started as the fitting process is so much easier – gotta love that stretch!
So here’s my first jersey make – the Renfrew top by Sewaholic. A pattern that I brought very early in my sewing adventures as I couldn’t resist the cowl option. The fabric is from Girl Charlee although I can’t see it on the website anymore, I think it is a cotton, viscose and spandex mix and is lovely and soft.
I started with the short sleeve scoop neck version to minimise fabric use while checking the fit. As I’m tall I lengthened the top, but don’t think I needed to as it has come out longer that I like for t shirts, so took that length away again for the next version. It took a few goes to get the neckband on without any puckers, but got there in the end and am pretty happy with it for a first attempt.
Spoiler alert, you’ll be seeing a lot more of this pattern from me!