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It's never easy being green...

Added Dec 3, 2009

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






Pattern Used: BWOF 05-2009-103A

For some reason I actually had quite a bit of trouble with both of my green tops for the PR Wardrobe Contest . On this one, my biggest issue was caused by the fabric I chose. It’s a finely ribbed knit- very nice, actually. But, the ribs made it very difficult to sew in the waistband, and it got all stretched out and ripply. I actually ripped the whole thing out and re-tried with the same results. I have no idea how to fix this problem. If anyone has some advice, I am more than happy to hear it :)

Anyway, vote for the contest if you are a member of PR. It is really awesome to see everybody’s wardrobe choices- hours of entertainment. So, if you have hours, you should definitely check it out even if you can’t vote! CLICK HERE for the contest photo gallery

Here is my full composite photo . And a simpler version showcasing the items here .

Material Notes

Finely ribbed “couture” knit from Fabric Mart. They had a whole range of colors not too long ago, so check it out. It’s really gorgeous- very soft, almost slippery, even though it’s polyester.




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    Apr 13, 2013, 03.24 PMby Ellen Notehelfer

    Love this pattern.! Does anyone know if it is available for purchase?

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    Dec 4, 2009, 02.38 AMby ncn6

    I haven’t actually tried this and so I don’t know if it would work, but I remember someone suggesting to me once that I should use a fabric stabilizer when sewing tricky parts of knits — the type that you iron on and then wash away afterwards. Apparently this is supposed to keep the fabric from stretching out when sewing and then getting all puckery when it snaps back into shape. I think the top looks great as it is though. Good luck in the contest!

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