donderdag 12 januari 2012

Nothing finished, yet.

I didn’t have much time to sew, this past week. So I can only show you the sweater as a work in progress. The sweater fabric is soft and will be so comfortable to wear, but is also a bit too dark to my liking. It was intended to be for a sweater for Mark, and he loves dark colours. We bought it more than a year ago in our local fabric store, which unfortunately closed after more than 30 years in December. The sweater never became reality, because I have to confess that I don’t like to sew that much for my lovely man. Since he likes things to be plain, I miss the playing around with matching fabrics, colours, pockets.

As I do want to use the things I have and because of the good quality of the fabric, it’s now for Pelle – once again. I do feel I need to spruce it up with stripes, an appliqué and contrasting stitches to countermatch the darkness. So I’m on the go.

For the back, I tried something new. A kind of piping, but without the thread inside. I just folded a piece of T-shirt knit and sewed it between the seam and stichtched it again. I think in will look nice once the hood is falling over it. I want to use this method again.

I did something similar some time ago, with an unfinished sweatpants, but with a different technique. I just sewed one end of the fabric in-between the seams, folded the other end beneath the stripe and stitched it.
If you look carefully, you can see the difference.

The result is a bit wobbly.
As I am always on the lookout for a polished look, I will use the folding method again.

I should finish the sweatpants. Why didn’t I already? The applique turned out so nice.

1 opmerking:

  1. That's a great looking technique. I'll have to remember to try that sometime.