Knit or woven?

This fabric came from The Fabric Store. I bought it in November with a view to playing with it for winter. It’s a chardonnay/verdehlo fabric.

Because I have a couple of pair of brown boots, they finish this dress off really well.

This fabric is a double knit but looks like corduroy. This seams must be overlocked. I was fooled into thinking that they would be fine, unfinished.


I originally left the sleeve hems unfinished because the selvedge is on the sleeve hem looks like a really short fringe. Since wearing it for a day, I’ve overlocked and finshed the sleeve hem.

Sewing hints

  • foldover elastic was used for the neckline.
  • The seams are overlocked.
  • seams great was used on the shoulder seam
  • I’ve reinforced the sleeve head.

The brown knit jacket is coming up next, using fabric from Knitwit direct (7 years ago). Definitely a red wine fabric.

planning is key – McCalls 5753

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} catch(err) {} The skirt front is a nightmare. Yes. It’s my fault for not checking the waist and hip width of the skirt before I cut it out. I drew a line along where the side seam should be.
Granted, I love the pocket detail – pictures to come – but the front waist is 3cm too narrow on both hips, making it 6 cm too narrow. The skirt back needs 2cm more to fit properly over my posterior.
I’ll go back to the pattern and add the width to the middle of the skirt because the pocket detail will become very distorted. In the meantime, I’m going to cut out another skirt front and finish the dress – maybe.