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Made by a Fabricista: Jungle fun!

 Animal prints are e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e!  So much so, that my hubby noticed and commented.  :)  Not one to try and be left out, I drooled over this cute print! 

It appears to be sold out, so here are some fun choices! Animal prints

I have been wearing so many light layers lately since the weather can't decide what it wants to do this time of year.  I knew I wanted a cardigan and to make a sort of 'modern' twin set sort of look, I grabbed enough to make a top I could wear underneath or by itself.  



I love how textured this knit is!

Let me show you, and tell you what I did to accommodate a textured knit fabric.  

Here is a photo of the back.  You can see what the back looks like to imagine what the texture looks like on the front.


Don't let ridges scare you!  They are easy to sew.  Here's what I did.


Use a lot of pins or clips.  Personally, I love the clips.  They fasten easily and unclip easily.    


Sew a few inches, lift the presser foot, and repeat.  Sometimes the fabric behaves better when it gets a short breather. Try it, once you see what happens prior to lifting the presser foot and afterwards; it is pretty telling. :) 


This pattern also required a knit band finishing at the back neckline.  Instead of fiddling with the same knit for the top, I used a lightweight black poly-lycra blend for that. This was to ensure it did not get too bulky.  I do think this was the right choice.




For the sleeve and lower hem, I used SewkeysE hem tape.  FM sells it and it is worth it's weight in gold! 

If you are interested, here is a link to the top pattern: Sinclair Macy Top
Here's a photo of the cardigan again with a purchased tee.  This fabric is just lovely! 


Here is a link to the cardi pattern I used.  The cardigan is FREE!  Harper Cardigan--FREE!






Thanks for reading!
Sue 
Ilove2sew!






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