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Black Velveteen

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic
Cheryl Lemmons on

What materials did you use? Stash fabric . . . black velveteen with a sublte sparkle in the fabric.

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What are you most proud of? That I finally completed a garment with knit fabrics. Last time this was attempted the resulting shirt ended up in the garbage . . . BAD! I took my time, experimented with stitches and found what worked. I do need to find a better way to finish hems. I couldn't locate the tricot tape Meg recommends, so I had to make do with knit interfacing.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take Meg's class. Also, I'm hoping to actually go through the serger class and learn how to make the most of that machine. I'm sure that will make sewing with knits much easier. Give it a try.

Cheryl Lemmons on

Cheryl another beautiful classic.

01/13/2013 Flag

lovely top. great silhouette for the fabric.

01/14/2013 Flag

Thank you, Linda

03/23/2013 Flag

This is pretty, Cheryl. I make a lot of knit tops. I like to use a curvy decorative stitch on the hems. I've never used tape or interfacing and it seems to work fine.

01/15/2013 Flag

I'll try that on one of my next knit tops. Thanks for the tip.

02/08/2013 Flag

Gorgeous. I'll be you'll get a lot of use out of this, especially performing.

02/04/2013 Flag

I'll probably make the trip to Iowa this summer.

02/08/2013 Flag

What is this pattern. I am a flutist and am always looking for something black to wear for gigs. Let me know. I love this pattern and you executed it really well. Congrats.

04/06/2013 Flag

Very easy Vogue 8669. I made it for performing. We accompanists almost always wear black. I would advise adding bra carriers to this one. Didn't have them the first time I wore it to play in. They made a big difference!

04/06/2013 Flag