I'm going to try to post the photo. See what happens. Something is wrong with my Picassa album.
This cardi is super easy, beginner type sewing. It's made, altering a TNT T-shirt pattern. First, I traced a Tshirt pattern, large enough to go over other garments. The T-shirt pattern is split down the middle of the front. I made a diagonal line from the CF at bust-level to the shoulder, making a v- neckline. The front and neckline are bound. Added ties and 1/4" shoulder pads.
I've made this pattern in the past, using Interlock and Jersey. This fabric is poly/lycra and a real pain to handle. I see knit top after knit top cranked out of this type of fabric. I don't know how others seem to work on it wihtout a hitch. It's slippery, slinky. And it loves to curl and twist. I made 2" hems at the bottom and sleeves, and fused them with 2" strips of SteamASeam. Then top-stitched the hems. That added weight and stiffness so the hems don't curl up. I hand-basted the binding so the presser foot didn't cause any stretching of the binding, making ripples. Even then, I used an even-feed foot to do the final sewing.
The cardi turned out okay, despite the frustrations of the material. I like these in the spring/summer, because they are lightweight, and good when you need a little something. I have another piece of this poly/lycra to turn into this cardi, and then I vow to never buy any more of it.
7 months ago