Saturday, January 17, 2015
This past week I participated in a sew along in the Made for Mermaids facebook group and made this top. It is the rose ruffle top made with knit fabrics. This was really easy to make, especially with my new coverstitch machine. I don't sell knit fabrics (yet anyways) so I bought the fabrics used in the top retail. The white is from Purple Seamstress, whom I think is just awesome. This is the highest quality solids I have seen and reasonably priced. The snowflake knit I got on etsy from another seller.
The hem on both the sleeve ruffles and the shirt hem I did with my Janome coverstitch machine I got for Christmas. A coverstitch is different from a serger because it doesn't have a knife to cut off fabric and has double straight lines on the front and chain stitch on the backside. This stitch still allows the fabric to stretch so it is the ideal way to hem knits.
I also made a coordinating skirt. I used the Katie John pattern from Cole's Creations. For the fabric I used Frozen Ice Skating Toss and Fairy Frost in Cobalt. I have the Frozen fabric on sale right now! This skirt has a flat front with elastic back, pockets and a contrasting hem band. I hope the birthday girl loves her new outfit!