Turkey Tracks: April 8, 2018
I Am Officially In Love…
…with my little Brother serger.
Once cut out, knit garments sew up very quickly on the serger.
Look what I made Easter weekend—after a marathon pattern making and cutting out on Friday.
The knit skirt only has two seams, a waistband with elastic, and a hem. I’m learning that different weights of knits can make a larger or smaller garment. Thin makes larger; thick makes smaller. I’ve just made a thicker black version of this skirt that came out beautifully. I went up a size for it, which worked perfectly.
All the tops are Cotton+Steel knits bought on sale 30% off from Pink Castle. (PinkCastle.com) These knits feel like butter on the skin. They are so soft.
The big top, longer in back than in front, is flattering and easy. It works well with both skirts and tops. I want to make it with the scooped neckline variation. It’s Simplicity 8529.
Paper Cuts makes the Rise and Fall turtle necks. Fall is meant to wear outside and has the larger turtleneck. Rise is more fitted, longer, and meant to be tucked in. Love both of these shirts.
I am having so much fun!