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The Jersey Experiment

Added Feb 18, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






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!

Material Notes

Striped Jersey: Cotton with Silver Lurex
Blue Jersey: Cotton
Light Blue Jersey: Viscose

Dress: 05/2012 #112




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Cotton, Rayon

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    Feb 25, 2014, 12.27 PMby Ivanamania

    all I can say is that jersey experiment has succeeded!

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      Feb 25, 2014, 04.07 PMby cris orange

      oh yes, now I am jersey addicted :-)

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    Feb 20, 2014, 08.15 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congrats on being featured! :)

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      Feb 20, 2014, 08.20 AMby cris orange

      ? where am I featured?

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      Feb 20, 2014, 08.22 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Bottom of main-page. I’m happy for you :-)

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      Feb 20, 2014, 08.26 AMby cris orange

      strange, I don´t see it… maybe later… but thank you for the hint!

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      Feb 20, 2014, 08.47 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Strange, something has happen, – you were there this morning!…….

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    Feb 19, 2014, 07.56 PMby liesielove

    well done you know what suits you

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      Feb 19, 2014, 08.31 PMby cris orange

      Oh yes, after many mistakes and outfit experiments in the past, I think I now know better what I want to wear and especially what not :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 07.35 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress! The jersey fabric really suits you and your lovely little figure :) Keep up the great work!

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      Feb 19, 2014, 07.42 PMby cris orange

      Thank you for your lovely compliment :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 06.05 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, I love this dress cris orange! It’s so stylish and sexy!

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      Feb 19, 2014, 06.06 PMby cris orange

      Thank you liliv, I´m very happy about your comment!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 01.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! You’ve made a lot of nice projects! I love your dress – it looks terrific on you ♥

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      Feb 19, 2014, 01.08 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Ellen, I love this dress too :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 11.30 AMby groovymama

    Gorgeous dress – well done!!

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      Feb 19, 2014, 11.34 AMby cris orange

      thank you so much!

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    Feb 19, 2014, 12.36 AMby rita61

    Your dress and the red looks awesome! So glad you like jersey now. Great test projects as well.

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      Feb 19, 2014, 07.51 AMby cris orange

      Thank you rita and yes, I DO love jersey! Red is of course the classical combi partner to black-white, but I also want to combine it to green, yellow, pink and so on :-)

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    Feb 19, 2014, 12.03 AMby Mary Athey

    Welcome to jersey cris, thats you and kisses using it now. I do love my jersey as its so comfortable. You did a beautiful job on the dress, it looks great in the stripes and you have styled it perfectly with the boots and the gorgeous heels. I love the tops as well and what fabulous gifts to give your family x

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      Feb 19, 2014, 07.49 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Mary, jersey is such an wonderful material! And finally I can have t-shirts in every colour I want :-) and stripes too!!! I’m really happy about descovering jersey :-)

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      Feb 19, 2014, 08.59 AMby Mary Athey

      Try some trousers as well cris. I’m making lots of mix and match tops and trousers for summer, both.plain and patterned. Theres something.about wearing patterned trousers that i love. I normally live in jeans but jersey trousers are so much nicer x

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      Feb 19, 2014, 09.21 AMby cris orange

      Good idea Mary, I never thought about jersey pants!

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