If you know anything about my sewing style,
I was looking for denim for a totally different garment! But when I saw this fabric, I forgot about the denim, because I knew this sweater knit would be perfect for transitioning from the Chicago cold to the cold aircraft to Houston (which was not as warm as it was last year). The waterfall front was perfect for wrapping myself in this warm knit!
I also hacked the waterfall shape of the front - I wanted soft edges vs sharp angles! I jokingly told the ladies in my FaceBook Group that I did 8000 fittings. It certainly felt like that, but I am more than happy with the front shaping!
Now that all the fittings are done - I now have a new pattern that I can make again. Oh yes, I make and keep copies of most of my hacks!
I completed most of the construction on my serger. I set my differential feed to 2.0 for the entire construction. Even though my current compulsion is bias binding finishes, I finished the edges on the serger by decreasing the stitch length - that gave the edges full coverage. I opted to turn the sleeves up 3/4" and top-stitched them.
A young design student in the Houston airport asked me to take it off so she could see the inside...I happily obliged! She REALLY examined it! I enjoyed watching her turn it inside and out and back inside again. The entire time she was examining it, I could not help but think of what I often say to my students and other sewists...our me-made garments need to look as good on the inside as they do on the outside!
My classes include bonus videos for those who purchase the membership program. This month the bonus videos will be about pockets...with a free pattern!