Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sewing Again; Knit Top & Asian Jacket

I've been waiting for the chrysanthemum coordinate I ordered from eQuilter for my Asian jacket, and while I've been waiting, I worked on the jacket up to the point where I could go no further without the fabric.

At this point I thought an instant gratification project was in order. So, I pulled out Simplicity #4020 and decided on View B (the blue one on the envelope) in a very thin knit from JoAnn's. It's a tie-dyed fabric which is then overprinted with a brown/copper opaque ink. It was not quite the instant project I envisioned, but I did finish it in a day. Here's the front view. I like it quite a lot, although it could be a little more fitted. This kind of top is difficult to predict fit on without a muslin, and of course the drape of the fabric is critical, so a muslin may not tell you as much as you'd think, unless your fabric characteristics are identical.

The chrysanthemum fabric did come today. It's absolutely gorgeous, and I immediately began to worry that it wouldn't look right in the jacket. I've prewashed it and pressed it, and I think I'm just going to forge ahead tomorrow and see how it is. I think it might be wonderful, but it's a stretch for me to work with so many patterned fabrics at once.


Abi said...

I love the top.Very pretty fabric too.Just got the pattern in post from Sue , and was only looking to make view D and E.Will need to add this view as well.
Thanks for the inspro pictures

Anonymous said...

It's absolutely beautiful,Liana.Great work.

Anonymous said...

Ooohhhhie, I love this top on you Liana. I see you did your own thingy with the collar. Very nice.

Lynn said...

Hi, Liana,

Was just reading your blog for inspiration. Love your Asian jacket and your instant jacket. Beautiful work, as usual!
I, too, just bought the Simplicity 4020 pattern (don't usually buy Simplicity either)to make Views D & E. Not in one day, of course. (Hee Hee!)

Aurorer (SISI) site

Anonymous said...

I saw your post & just bought this pattern. I hope I'm as pleased with what I sew as you are. I LOVE your site!!!! I'm not sure exactly what it is. I'm just really drawn to your postings. I guess you have a certain elegance that's very attractive.