Black Velveteen

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • Stash fabric . . . black velveteen with a sublte sparkle in the fabric.

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

Linda74Sews asked:
lovely top. great silhouette for the fabric.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you, Linda
hansity asked:
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.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
I'll try that on one of my next knit tops. Thanks for the tip.
CatzSop asked:
Gorgeous. I'll be you'll get a lot of use out of this, especially performing.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
I'll probably make the trip to Iowa this summer.
shanninen55 asked:
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.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
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!