To date I have sewn very little jersey. I don't have an overlocker for starters; and my machine still has nightmares about a particularly thin and cheap jersey she ate last year. But when I saw this Aztec print jersey just before Christmas, I was tempted to try again. I reasoned that at £11 a metre (yes you read that right!) the quality of THIS jersey had to be as good as it seemed. I knew as soon as I clapped eyes on it, what it would be destined for. I don't wear alot of "busy" patterns like this, but when I do, I like to keep the style simple, and let the fabric do the talking. So yes, you guessed it....this is yet ANOTHER variation of my kimono tee pattern, with a couple of tweaks....
I lengthened the pattern and cut a high/low curved hem. It's fast becoming a favourite of mine. I drafted something similar here, only this time I cut a convex curve at the front. So the hem basically resembles shirt tails. I was a little worried about hemming. I mean a curve hem on woven fabrics is bad enough; but on jersey?! Ah well, I had a little eureka moment!! Which I shall share once I've worked out where I've saved the pics! Oh, and the top is teamed with another pair of refashioned jeans, so I guess that's two FO's!
Everything's been a little manic for the past week. We finally finished up filming the pilot at the weekend. Now it goes to edit for about a week and then....then it goes to the channel and we spend a week or so biting our nails to find out if they want to commission the full series. The weekend was fun. Bloody cold, but fun. We were filming outside all afternoon in Camden Market. Nothing like being filmed in a place filled with achingly cool and hip types to make a girl feel self conscious, ha ha!
Anyway, fingers crossed and I shall keep you all posted ;)