I am so excited to share my July make along with two other amazing sew sisters that I met via social media. After winning last year's Fabric Mart challenge, I have connected with so many awesome ladies in the sewing community!
Honestly, over the last ten months, I have learned so much from my sewing community of friends who have always shown much love and support. I am grateful for this platform and opportunity with Fabric Mart, where I am able to share my monthly makes and be committed to a hobby that I truly enjoy. Carla (middle) and Johanna (right) are two amazing ladies that I can always count on for sewing advice.
M7784 as I wanted to make a flutter top without an elastic band around the shoulder VIEW C using a crisp white cotton/polyester/lycra shirting here.
|Love the flutter! USED bias tape hem for the finish.|
|VIEW C - SIZE 14 (Cut a size larger but realized it was NOT necessary.)|
I met Johanna on Instagram and she lives only 30 minutes away. I am always happy to practice my photography skills and shoot her makes when time permits. She offers great sewing tips and tricks from her experience doing pattern test and reviews.
Johanna fell in love with View A and chose a crinkle seersucker shirting fabric. Unfortunately, it is sold out but here is another option that is perfect for this view. Her second fabric choice for this view is also here.
|Johanna lined her fabric using the Muslin that she made.|
|Side view with ties|
Be sure to stop by Johanna's blog to see more beautiful photos of her top with construction tips for her view!
Johanna's Blog: https://www.soveryjo.com
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/soveryjo/
Carla (Nikki) chose to create View D with a designer knit (rayon/lycra) fabric that drapes so perfect from Fabricmart here.
Carla shared a few construction TIPS with us as she was the first one to sew her view the minute she received her fabric.
2. Since this pattern has a shoulder facing all around, the instructions did NOT state to understitch and a beginner may not know. It is important to understitch so that the facing lays flat inside the garment.
3. Interfacing can be tricky with knit and Carla also suggested instead of cutting strips of interface for each section of the shoulder facing (5 individual pieces for this pattern), you should stitch all the facing pieces together and then cut 1 long strip of interface if possible for a more sturdy fit. Sometimes the facing will stretch slightly while working with each individual pieces if interfaced separately.
Be sure to check out Carla's, blog for more detail photos of the construction. I am always happy to reach out to her for any sewing tips or advice when starting a project that I may have a challenge with. She is a passionate part-time sewing instructor and is always willing to help.
Carla's Sewing Blog: https://www.sewingmystyle.com
Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/sewingmystyle/
Thank you so much for reading! I truly had fun collaborating with both Johanna and Carla this month. Also, have you participated in the Fabric Mart photo a day challenge? Be sure to post your photo for today!
On a final note, I have been sewing consistently this summer so be sure to stop by my personal BLOG and check out my latest make.