Moving back into my Sewing Space
Vogue 8543 (size 6-8-10-12)
Lately I have been sewing and mending for others, and I decided I was due for some selfish sewing. I broke out my Sewaholic Renfrew pattern and brown Italian wool jersey purchased over a year ago from Gorgeous Fabrics.
I have read over and over how much people like this pattern and finally I am getting around to sewing one for myself. I only had 1 yard of fabric so it was a little tricky but I managed to make it work. I didn't make a muslin and trusted that my measurements would fit. I basted it together in the sides to check the fit , because the wool jersey does not have as much stretch as other knits it was a little snug. I unpicked the sides and sewed them with a 1/2 inch seam allowance instead of 5/8". Other than that I did not make nay changes.
I'm not sure what's going on with my hair, but its the best I have to choose from.
I love a pattern that fits with no alterations.
I plan to sew another in blue wool jersey with the cowl neck and maybe a dress version in charcoal. With our rainy cold February in Seattle I want warm snugly things and I think my wool jersey Renfrew will be better than leaving the house in a snuggie.
Comment below if you would like Vogue 8543. I will select a winner next week Thursday 2/27/14.