The Jersey Experiment
Added Feb 18, 2014
by cris orange
Actually I had another project planned for january.
But there were 3 birthdays that month and I decided last Christmas that I would never again buy gifts, but instead I would make them myself.
Naturally this should be a surprise, so I couldn´t take measures of the persons. I just knew they wore S or M, so I decided to use jersey, because it is more forgiving.
I guess, there are 2 kinds of hobby tailors: some who love jersey and some who are afraid of it – well, I belonged to the 2. category.
As a test I first sewed a t-shirt for myself. For this I copied one of my favourite t-shirts – the only one with stripes that I had (although I love stripes – insupportable situation!).
Then I made the same for my niece, who has the same size as me.
Afterthere I made just a simple t-shirt for my brother and one with raglan sleeves for my friend. And lucky me: they all fitted perfectly!
The more I worked with jersey, the more I liked it.
It is very refreshing when a piece get finished after just a few hours or days – instead of 2-3 weeks as so far. And you don´t have so many fitting problems as with woven non-elastic fabrics.
So I became addicted to jersey and made also a stripe dress for myself :-) :-) :-)
I love this dress! The fabric is a dream (it has fine silver lurex stripes between the black-white ones), it is very comfortable, you can wear it with boots or with pumps and you can combine every other colour to it!
This was just the beginning, my jersey addiction goes on!
Striped Jersey: Cotton with Silver Lurex
Blue Jersey: Cotton
Light Blue Jersey: Viscose
Dress: 05/2012 #112