Last week I decided to tidy up my desktop of all the bookmarks clutter accumulated during the last few years and stumbled upon this video:
... I think it was around the time I bought a serger and fancied myself as being able to use it!
Anyway, the starts must have been aligned in the right way because I decided to watch the video there and then and then even act on it. I cleared my table, grabbed this really cute striped jersey fabric and followed the instructions.
Which are great. The instructions are simple and I learned a lot (how to use the zigzag on jersey and how to attach the elastic straight onto the waistband). I didn't even use the serger but my trusty Bernina and the result was this:
... which looks ok, feels great (so very soft) BUT it's so badly made is hilarious. The fabric was very very thin so I had to double it.. and as a consequence even cutting it was a nightmare. Not to mention sewing through 4 layers of slippery jersey material. I'll wear it, don't you worry.... let's just hope nobody looks to closely.
I loved the whole pattern and I decided that what I needed was the right fabric and because the project only needs one yard I took myself to the fabric shop without feeling guilty.
And I made this:
(yeah, Lilli was a great help...)
£6.00, it cost me. How fab is that???
This time I used a much thicker jersey (not sweatshirt weight though) and I'm so very pleased. They might look the same, but trust me, they're not. Straight seams and hems do make a big difference.
I was amazed at how quickly these can be made. And they're so comfortable. And they're highly addictive... And I already have a red/white strip piece of fabric ready to replace the dodgy one... And I'm on the look out for 'winter' colours.
And you must try it.
Go on, do it, what are you waiting for?
(my desktop is still a total mess)