Friday, September 14, 2012

Zoela edition 13 and 14

And... I finished another two pieces, which had waited only for hemming and neckline binding for a year. I am trying to enjoy my free time, but am quite nervously waiting for the feedback from my supervisor, how much work do I still have to do on my thesis?
This is a simple pattern for a longsleeved knit top with raglan sleeves. It is from the German company Farbenmix. I have made it many times, now I have eight of them in my current wardrobe but remember six other versions I had made and worn until they were "over". The black and grey fabric consists of two layers, the outer layer has holes that show the fabric underneath. It feels soft and warm.
The other fabric is by Hilco, it has been shown in at least two European pattern magazines last year, but I bought it when I saw it on the saleswoman in the local fabric shop. I was careful not to place a circle on my bustpoint.
I have used various neckline finishes on "Zoela" over the years, but this time followed the instructions: Sew the neckband, folded in half (or would that be "folded double"?) to the outside of the neckline, turn up and topstitch the seam allowance down with a triple zigzag.
The fabric choices are quite bold for me, and I think that is the reason why I have not finished them earlier. I'll probably wear them layered.


SewRuthie said...

FUN tops and work well with your plain skirts.

kbenco said...

They are such nice tops. I think top layer is the best place for them!