I am totally behind on my posts. This post is being brought to you courtesy of a snow day, yay!
So, last post I made the Sewaholic Renfrew in purple sweater knit from Stone Mtn and Daughter purchased during PR weekend 2013 in SF. Beth from Sunny Gal helped me get the fit down, yay!
I made it again in the same sweater knit, this time in turquoise. (Alternate titles for this post were "Groundhog Day" and "Oops, I did it again".).
I don't normally show you the interior of my garments, but when I do....I make sure to take lots and lots of photos!
This is the first time I've ever serged a knit together!
I sewed the seams on my sewing machine first (that's the navy thread line) with a slight zigzag stitch and then serged on my serger. That's because I wanted to finalize the fit, and also because wasn't too sure I'd hit the 5/8" SA every time on my serger. I used my stitch line as an additional guide. I sewed with navy thread on my sewing machine to make it easier for me to see the stitching.
I feel very grown up with my knit serged seams.
The turquoise serger thread is the first serger thread I ever bought. ATP and I were in NYC and she was determined to show me how to use my serger. I would have chosen brown or black thread and she chose turquoise. It is a great match for this shirt!
I stabilized the shoulder seam and pressed to the back.
This time I sewed the sleeves with 1" SA for a closer fit. My photographer Ellen said the shirt seemed to fit me better, but the only difference was in the sleeves (well, color too). The rest is the same.
There is swayback pooling, but my Ellen "fixed it" for the shot, which really made me laugh.
I am very proud of the sleeve cap too! No wavy/bumpiness.
I added the thumb holes again.
This is to show my twin needle hem.
I made one more Renfrew this weekend....which I'll show you next post. The fabric is really neat.
Be well! and if you live where it's snowing, hope your snow day is a sew day!