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Spring Ombre Blue

Added Mar 5, 2014

by Jolly Project

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I found this pretty stretch rayon and it was perfect for a spring top. This is the first time I’ve worked with stretch fabric and was not sure what to expect. But one of my Christmas gifts is a beautiful red stretchy viscose and I wanted to practice with this top before making my red dress! :)

At first I had to adjust the pattern because I want a nicely draped top. The fabric is slippery and a bit difficult to work with. I used the rotary cutter , many pins and basting to keep the fabric in place before sewing. Also I used tissue paper to sewn along because it nicely guides the fabric. After some research I found the Wooly Nylon Thread (used in the bobbin only) and allows the fabric to stretch and has a strong hold. At the end I was finishing the seams and I found that the serger works great with stretch fabrics! Always learning…

Beside all the techniques, what really counts the most is taking my time and slowly work thru every step (make all the marks, basting, pressing and create a muslin sample first for fitting). In the end very happy with the results and got more ambition to keep going! :)


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    Mar 7, 2014, 09.47 AMby Yettie

    Ops! I’m new here Jolly, I was just trying to reply you but mistakenly tagged your message to me as inappropriate! I’m soooooo sorry, i tried to reverse it but dont know how. Pls pardon me. I dont even know what the implication is.

    Thanks a million for the helpful link on youtube. Am definitely checking it out today.

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      Mar 8, 2014, 04.00 PMby Jolly Project

      Sure I hope they help. And no worries about the tag Yettie, I don’t know what implies either. Have fun with your project and much patience with stretch fabrics :)

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    Mar 5, 2014, 07.30 PMby Yettie

    Thanks for sharing Jolly project. I just spoilt a nice stretchy silk fabric TODAY! trying to sew this style! I was just blank trying to incorporate bat wing and cowl neck together in a blouse. I wish I had waited just a day before cutting, I would have seen your post. Anyway, I still have left over that will be enough to make this top. Thanks a million.

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      Mar 6, 2014, 05.54 PMby Jolly Project

      Hello Yettie – So sorry to hear, I have wasted many fabrics in attempt to try something new…Also I found a great video on youtube to adjust the pattern for cowl neck, very helpful tips…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t41YHt7Ut20

      Let me know if this helps. Good luck! :)


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    Mar 5, 2014, 04.10 PMby liliv-1

    I love this top-the fabric is very nice!

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      Mar 6, 2014, 05.50 PMby Jolly Project

      Thank you, the fabric feels great too! Waiting for the warm days to wear it :)

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