Inspired by a photography class and some Pinterest black and white photos I am wanting more stripes in my fashion.
Today’s handmade garment was inspired by this photo.
With French terry being my chosen fabric from a social media option poll I chose this jumper.
I went with a Simplicity 5232 pattern. The pattern is for a woven fabric and I was using a knit. This was perfect because when you switch from woven to knit you need to size down. If I am a medium, the size small will be just fine for the width. When we talk size we need to understand that is not just our width, it is also our length and dimensions. So, if you are tall you will want to account for this.
This fabric was really messy!
Before getting started I gather all of my supplies.
I pre-washed this super messy fabric. It shrinks and lets a lot of lent out. I would wait to clean and vacuum until after your garment is made. This fabric also frays a lot so all seams will need to be finished.
Remember this garment was originally made for a woven. If I hemmed all 300″ of this jumper without a stabilizer it may waver (make wavy edges like lettuce or bacon). Using fusible stitch witchery made it easier. I didn’t need to pin all of those hemlines and they made a beautiful crisp appeal.
I can’t wait to rock this wrap!
Behind the scenes~
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I taught my Insta Dress class at Sew to Speak in Columbus. I had the best time and I got a brand new sewing machine.
Not just that, they also sell the French Terry if you want to make your own jumper!
I also got to teach at my favorite little tea shop in Dayton, Communitea Cafe.
Check out my event schedule for my summer classes.
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Dream it, Sew it!