Sunday, June 29, 2014
Choir Wardrobe 6/29/14
I do realize this is almost the same as the last Choir Wardrobe post I managed to get up. But I have a new t shirt under the scarf and Jalie pleated cardigan, believe it or not.
I've managed to get a couple of gray knit tops done from the SWAP plan, in a nice silky feeling rayon blend knit.
It was AFTER I made them that I remembered I wanted to make just one top from this, and replace my much-worn silver Jalie cardigan. But, as it turned out, a cutting mishap probably meant I didn't have enough fabric for the cardi anyway. So its a a couple of tops instead of a top and a cardi...
Anyway, they're Jalie 2566 cap sleeve T, a pattern that I still haven't reviewed for the T shirt (it's the twinset pattern...I *have* reviewed the cardigan) and one of my favorite sleeveless tops, Jalie 2682 . This *is* a replacement for a virtually identical top that just fell apart about a year ago; I wore it to pieces. I think this is a better quality fabric...hopefully it will last a little longer. I did add a pinch of fusible interfacing right where the center front seam ends and the neckline begins; I've had problems with the knit tops wearing out right there and have had to retire two or three tops because of that. We'll see if that helps.
And I'm making a little progress on the SWAP... I've about decided to change the plan just a bit. I don't think I've got enough khaki fabric to make pants, so I think I'll use that for shorts and do a different pair of pants. I've already got two pairs of khaki pants that are still holding up, so I don't really need another anyway. Thinking....