This is #1 in the Ottobre 05/2013 issue ~ Design B
I measure in the bust at 40cm Ottobre sizing and 44cm in the hips. When I traced this out I traced a 38cm bust and graded out to 42cm at the hips. I don't like a lot of ease in my clothing.
I performed a square shoulder adjustment which I talked about yesterday with my Washi tank. Seriously, I'll always do this adjustment. I've never had things fit this well in the shoulder! I sloped out 1/2" in the front neck area (also talked about in yesterday's post). I didn't for the back, thinking it would fit well because it is a knit..... oops. I should have sloped out 3/4" because I had a huge back-neck-gape issue after I tried it on. At that point I could only add a back neck dart to remedy the issue. It is not very noticeable. I added twill tape to the shoulder seams to prevent sagging or stretching out.
I used the instructions as a loose reference because I have sewn many knit tee's now and know the flow. The instructions do say to hem the sleeves before sewing them together. I sew my sleeves in flat and then sew the sleeve sides and bodice sides all in one. I didn't hem the sleeves first - ** listen to the instructions here ** hem the sleeve's first! Those puppies are so small and tiny that it was very hard to hem them.
The sleeves are really tight too. Like "hug my arm so tight it almost is uncomfortable" tight. Do yourself a favor and add 1/4-1/2" to the sleeve sides.
there's that swayback again!
The fabric didn't want to sew nicely for me at all. It was shifting and moving. The pockets and binding are from an old polo shirt my mom gave me. This was the worst fabric! It was a pique knit. Too slippery! I managed. The pockets gave me the most problems because the pique didn't want to sew smoothly. I got smart for the second (my right) pocket and used wonder tape to hold it in place and then sew. It looks way better!
LOVE IT! - love the design
It was a fast sew - took me this afternoon - I started at 11:00 am and was done by 2:30 pm.
It has a nice shape to it
sleeves too tight.
Fabric: "Geometric Print Sweater Knit" 2 yards, $7.99/yd from FabricMart. This was one of Julie's Picks in the September 2013 mailer. Poly/Lycra 56" wide. I used my membership coupon so I only paid $11.48 with shipping. I only used 1.25 yards so $7.18 total :D yay!
Miss K has already claimed the 3/4 yard plus a chunk of 30" x 18" leftover for herself!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~