It seems fitting that the last fabric in (purchased in Montreal at our July meetup) has been made into this well-aged pattern.
It's also fitting that I used this easy pattern to get reacquainted with my Janome Coverstitch machine. I'm a little embarrassed to confess that we didn't bond instantly. However, this pattern helped me to get past my unease.
|Look! An almost perfect coverstitched hem!|
|Deeper cowl facing attached at shoulder and|
I also improved on the pattern by cutting strips of fabric on the lengthwise grain to stabilize the back neck and armscye openings. This is such a vast improvement over the pattern instructions to turn the seam allowances under and topstitch. In this very stretchy knit I think the strips are 80% or even less of the length of the openings. I didn't measure, just pulled until it seemed about right.
What else? I cut a size 10 for the top and 14 for the skirt. Who needs tight clothes? Not me!
Sadly this is a soft rayon knit so the outfit won't last all that long, but it took a day to make the two pieces and I am no longer scared of my coverstitch. I call that a win!