I've had this fabric from Joann's since last year. In the winter I made a sleep shirt from this fabric using a Vogue pattern, but I wanted to make a pullover vest too, to wear over a shirt or under a jacket.
The leaves are 2 shades of green and white, but somehow I think of this as a fall vest. Hrm.
I started this Monday night and finished it off tonight.
It's New Look 6735, view C without the sleeves, in size 14. I tried making the shirt before (in 2008, in turquoise) and failed with the sleeves, wound up wearing it as a vest.
In these pix I'm wearing the vest over a purchased shirt.
Do I look too much like a 5 year old in this fabric? Maybe it would be better to wear it under a jacket or cardigan?
Side view. I made the back from some leftover brown knit fabric.
There's a CB seam, so that wasn't very friendly for this fabric pattern. Thus, I used the brown fabric for the back.
This pattern has the front side seam longer than the back. You gather between the notches in the bust area. It's interesting I think. Like a fake-out "dart".
To finish the neckline, I fused on some knit interfacing and then folded over and twin needle stitched down with a 2.5 stretch twin needle.
I interfaced because this fabric stretches if you look at it sideways, much less touch it.
I interfaced the hem too. At the ASE this year, I heard one instructor cringe talking about this method, but I learned this technique from another ASE instructor last year. I think it boils down to, what works for you best in a given situation. I found the interfacing method does NOT need to be used for all knits. But in a case of a Stretchy McStretcherton knit like this, it works for me.
For all you structural biology/chemistry types, go ahead and find the asymmetric unit in this fabric. I dare you! Knock yourself out!
Be well and good night!
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