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Made By A Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Janine Sews – A Summer Twinset

I’m one of those people who is always either too hot or too cold … if I’m sitting outside, I want sleeveless but the minute I walk into a restaurant, I’m freezing! For my July Fabricista project I sewed a twinset that will take me from the hottest of days to the coldest of air conditioning. 

Fabric

For this project I picked a bright summery orange poly/spandex blend with a jacquard print of clusters of dots. The dots aren’t very apparent when looking at the yardage but once it was made up into the twinset the waves of dots add a lot of dimension!


Pattern

Pamela Leggett’s patterns always fit me so I selected Pamela’s Patterns New Versatile Twin Set and made the tank top and cardigan. As with all of Pamela’s patterns I didn’t need to make many alterations. I selected the correct size by using my high bust measurement, moved the darts to fit my shape, and I also added ¼” to the seam allowances on the sides of the tank and top to give myself a bit of ice cream space! Pamela’s Patterns are designed for those of us whose figures are a bit more ‘mature’ so common adjustments are included in the pattern.

Details


I’ve recorded a video for my YouTube channel with all of the details . A few highlights of the project are:

For the inside facing, I used a fun summer print cotton instead of the cardigan fabric. No one will see it but me however I love seeing that pop of print and it’s a great way to use up scraps and reduce fabric waste!

Since knits can sometimes be challenging to sew, I used my walking foot for most of the top stitching.

If you don’t have a cover stitch, use a ‘wobble stitch’ (narrow zigzag) for fabrics like this. 

I love the shape of this top and cardigan and the very subtle design feature from the dotty fabric. This will be a mainstay of my summer and fall wardrobe!



Take care and I’ll see you again soon,

JANINE  | @janineerm   


Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: INTERLOCK KNIT & KNITS

You can also find our selection of Pamela's Patterns HERE.

Comments

  1. Beautiful set! Thank you, I have never heard of Pamela’s Patterns.

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    1. Thank you! I’ve sewn a few of her patterns and have always been really pleased with the instructions and fit.

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  2. I love this ! The fabric is fun and the coordinates are perfect ! The button is adorable.

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  3. This is a really cute set. I too love the fabric you chose.

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  4. This looks amazing on you. The color is wonderful. I didn't know Pamela had a new twin set. I think I have made 5 or 6 of her straight skirts.

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  5. Janine, thank you so much for featuring my pattern for your blogpost and on your YouTube channel. I love the fabric, and especially the inside facing - why haven't I thought of that before? I can't wait to try that myself! The color and fit are fabulous on you!
    Pamela Leggett, Pamela's Patterns

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  6. What a beautiful twin set and you look gorgeous...The color is perfect on you! I will definitely check out Pamela's patterns.

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