Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fast food of sewing

You know how sometimes you're hungry and you just need to eat something fast and you don't care if its good for you or not?  Well, sometime you want to sew something fast and you don't care if your daughter is chagrinned by your 'thing' for velvet. You just do it.
I have been a bit under the weather, so I decided a nice sweater would be in order. This is one of the fabrics I got in the cheap room at Vogue when I was there last month. Its a printed stretch velvet. It's very fluid. I've made this a pattern a few times before, the first time in a woven (which is what the pattern calls for) and really didn't like it. Then I started seeing these sweaters all over the place with these long drapes in the front and thought back to this pattern. When I made it up in a knit I liked it much better.
Its pretty quick to make. The four corners are mitred and the edges stiched down. The thing that takes the most time is applying the steam-a-seam and pressing the seams under.

It has a interesting skirt to it. I should make it someday. I could wear it with the purple printed velvet jacket I have in my closet that my daughter finds so mortifying.