I'm so happy that Fiona from Faberwood is back with us for 100 Acts of Sewing July 19! You can find out more about her wonderful little business from this blog post last year. She continues to up her game by finding the most beautiful and unusual fabrics to tempt us. They are all sourced for their quality and many are ethically produced by small companies.
Take this gorgeous organic jersey. I was already sold on the design but the feel of it is really incredible - silky and drapey and beautiful to wear!
I decided to try and use it for a Shirt No 1 (normally for woven fabric) and it worked beautifully. The stretch goes 2 ways so I only needed 1 metre as I placed the pattern cross ways. As usual, it came beautifully packaged.
I decided I needed a bit of colour against my skin and hair, so I added some of my jersey binding along the neck. I couldn't decide on red or pink so used both in the end - one on each side of the neckline.
Other modifications I made were:
Cut a size smaller as the fabric was so soft.
Cut the neck wide and shallow - the same on both front and back so it is reversible.
Added a bit of length and a small straight cuff to the sleeves as I don't like hemming jersey!
As yet the bottom is un-hemmed until I find an invisible solution - suggestions welcome!
I love this top and cannot wait to wear it this summer!
Fiona is offering a 2m length of fabric to the prize winner of 100 Acts of Sewing July this week. You can select from the following fabrics:
To take part on Instagram:
Always use the hashtag #100actsofsewingjuly19 – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!
plus follow and tag @beyond_measure_uk plus our sponsors this week
For the fabric prize from Faberwood, post a hack on the 100 Acts of Sewing pattern #ShirtNo2 or #PantsNo2 (stretch fabric) A hack is your own take or variation using the original pattern as a base. It can be as simple or as complicated as you like.
Please post by 9am GMT Monday 22th July to enter Week 3.
See the blog in (link in my highlights) for full details and how to take part for extra prizes in the 100ActsofsewingJuly Facebook Group