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Experiments in jersey No 1: Ultimate Wrap Dress

Added Apr 27, 2014

by LiverpoolFi

United Kingdom




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My first experience of sewing with jersey fabric, using the Ultimate Wrap Dress pattern from Sew Over It.

More photos (and a request for advice!) on the blog: http://liverpoolfi-sewingitup.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/experiments-in-jersey-no-1-ultimate.html

Material Notes

Jersey from Minerva Crafts http://www.minervacrafts.com/8.d-4-pinkgreymulti-stripe-print-stretch-jersey-clearance-dress-fabric-per-metre.html




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    Apr 28, 2014, 12.10 PMby fashionfreek


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    Apr 27, 2014, 10.55 PMby maggieg5

    Well done a great job especially as this was your first time working with Jersey fabric

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      Apr 28, 2014, 08.20 PMby LiverpoolFi

      Ah thanks Maggie!

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    Apr 27, 2014, 06.20 PMby cchristie

    Well done on first go at sewing jersey. I’m sure you wondered afterwards why you’d waited as the benefits of sewing with jersey are great. 06/2010 #109 is a great starter for the earlier query

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      Apr 28, 2014, 08.21 PMby LiverpoolFi

      You’re right, I did wonder – it’s exciting to have more options available now than basic cotton! Thanks for the tip for the pattern too off for a search

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    Apr 27, 2014, 05.42 PMby missjackieo

    Hi would you recommend that pattern for a first time sewing with knits ? I was thinking of getting it , and I have never used jersey knit .Great work and I am loving that fabric choice :-)

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      Apr 27, 2014, 06.33 PMby LiverpoolFi

      Hi there, I think it’s a fairly straightforward pattern, but I did struggle with some rippling to the hem (see the blog post link).
      You might want to note that it doesn’t have that crazy four inches of ease built in, so might want to make a size larger than you sometimes do.

      It was my first time with jersey and it was quick to make, with minimal swearing – always a good sign!

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      Apr 28, 2014, 01.13 PMby missjackieo

      ha ha yeah i think everyone turns into a drunken sailor at their machine , I remember the pattern cover looking like it was quite a short length .Thanks for advice :-)

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    Apr 27, 2014, 03.59 PMby MrsCharisma


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    Apr 27, 2014, 01.49 PMby chula123

    Wonderful dress. I love stripes but am afraid to work with such material, they never point the right direction but you did a fab job. And I see you use minerva, I love their stuff, so cheap yet good quality :-)

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      Apr 27, 2014, 03.32 PMby LiverpoolFi

      It’s the first time I ordered with Minerva, I was fairly happy with it, though there is very little stretch…
      Thank you for your lovely comment x

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    Apr 27, 2014, 12.59 PMby liliv-1

    I like the way you put the stripes, awesome dress

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    Apr 27, 2014, 12.59 PMby liliv-1

    I like the way you put the stripes, awesome dress

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