Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tammyriffic Twinset

In looking through my fabrics for something to use for the vintage McCall’s dress, I came across the last piece of the heavy cotton jersey knit from Fabric.com.  This fabric did so well on the coverstitch that I was eager to sew with it again.
For my twinset, I chose the tank from Ottobre Woman 2/2007.  I cut a size 50 and didn’t bother to remove the seam allowance at the neck edge.

The cardigan is Simplicity 2474, a Threads Magazine Collection pattern. I cut a size 20 and didn't alter the hem or sleeve lengths. Usually, I have to shorten sleeve lengths an inch or two. Oh, I did cut the side seams and the underarm sleeve seams at size 22 as this fabric isn’t as stretchy as other knits. I followed the instructions and even sewed the sleeves in the round. They went in easily and I will do it that way next time as I think they hang better.
Clear elastic was sewn into the shoulder seams of both the tank and the cardigan. It wouldn’t hurt to sew it into the band seam on the next cardigan.

I love this twin set and the fact that it went together so quickly. I especially liked that no buttonholes were necessary!

The vintage McCall’s dress has a long-sleeved version that isn’t shown on the envelope. Hmmm….that sounds better for Fall/Winter, don’t you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think this looks great! I want to see it on you.

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