First Project for 2019

I am making a second attempt at sewing McCall's 7874 since I ran into a serger issue with the first one.  Sewing this has been much easier and quicker since I basically made this previously.  I did add width to the sleeve biceps and added a little more to the waist/hip area also.

The fabric I am using I purchased from JoAnn's in Roanoke, VA; actually, I think this was the last fabric purchase from JA I've made.  We have no JA in the area where I live now.  Maybe someday!

This was labeled as athletic knit fabric. It is rather heavyweight and has great vertical and horizontal stretch.  It reminds me of scuba knit.  I took advantage of both sides being different colors with one side solid black and the other blue/black/purple.

I basted the side seams after sewing front to back and adding the sleeves.  The instructions have you sew them in the round, I prefer flat when working with knits.  I basted the side seams to try on for fit and was happy that with the better stretch of this fabric, thus not as close fitting as my first version.  French terry is not the best for this pattern.

To finish I just need to sew the side seams, attach the neckband and bottom bands and hem the sleeves.  Here is the work in progress

Back view

Front view, pockets don't drape when wearing
Updates to follow

Comments

  1. Welcome to 2019!! It is looking good so far!

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  2. Looks like its going to be very sporty and professional looking.

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  3. Very nice, love the use of both sides. Happy New Year.

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    1. Happy New Year to you also! I am liking using both sides so far.

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  4. I saw this fabric several weeks ago at Joann's and thought it would make nice warm leggings. Was back yesterday and they only had it in the pink. My granddaughter also thought it would be nice for leggings. I like it in the top too using both sides. It should be warm.

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    1. I think it will be warm to wear as it is rather heavy weight. Interestingly I too purchased it for leggings. I think it will work well for those. However I don't have enough left now to use for that. I am not one to actually sew pants or anything related to it.

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