I’ve been absent, friends. I’m sorry. I had such high hopes at the beginning of this year, but reality quickly set in. Alas, I’m juggling too much, and sometimes I don’t do it well. I dropped the ball on blogging. The end. But I’m back with a fun creation today: a Love Notions Sloane “jersey”! (And I have good stuff planned for the rest of the year!) Thanks for hanging with me!
Things that make this creation extra fun:
- This brushed poly fabric from Aurora Designs is FANTASTIC! So soft. Lovely drape. And it gave me all the Doctor Whoiness I needed to make my nerd “jersey”. Go team TARDIS! This is from the fandom round. Preorder closes today 3/2, but availability will continue, just at a slightly higher price. 🙂
- Simple, cute, lazy modification to an already awesome pattern
- Oh, hey, guess what? This already awesome pattern is ON SALE this weekend (3/2/18 – 3/4/18) for 50% off (and so is the rest of the Love Notions catalog. WHAT?!) I suggest this and almost every other Love Notions pattern that exists. Go snag them during the sale!
- I got to play with a sonic screwdriver for the photoshoot! 🙂
How did I do it?
Easy peasy, folks. This is sew like a sloth. I don’t like things to get too complicated. I have many Sloanes. First, I put one on and estimated where I’d like the sleeve on the “jersey” to fall. I was aiming for about elbow length. Then, using the fancy “eyeball method,” I figured where I should cut the sleeve pattern piece, accounting for about a 1″ hem. I drew a straight line across, using my handy dandy acrylic quilting ruler, and then I cut.
The Sloane has two views. For the jersey look, I used the curved hem option, with back yoke. I used a coordinating navy CL for that fabric.
I cut out all the fabric pieces. I measured the bottom of the sleeve where I assumed I’d be placing the fabric strips. Then, I cut a 1″ wide strip of CL about 1″ longer than the sleeve measurement. I wanted room to play. I was experimenting, so I put the first strip down on the sleeve. It didn’t work. Not the look I was going for – too wide. So, I cut that in half. Bam! Perfection. So I cut a couple more. *Note: I cut these to have a raw edge. You could certainly make this with a more finished edge by folding under 1/4″ of each long edge of the fabric strips. If you want a finished width of 1/2″ like I did, you’d need a 1″ strip of fabric for this option.
Then I put the pattern together per the instructions. I hemmed the sleeve before serging the side seams though. I wanted them finished first so I could fiddle with the strips of CL.
Side note: Make sure you use a stretch stitch when sewing on the bands. This seems obvious, but I have a RTW shirt that did NOT do this, and my arms hulk out of those no-stretch buggers. I used a zigzag. I know my topstitching isn’t perfect. Oh well. 🙂
Then I serged up the side seams, serged the bottom for a raw hem and voila! Who jersey!
That’s it! A fun little mod for an already awesome pattern. Don’t miss out on this amazing Love Notions sale! Have any questions about my favorites? Check out some of my past posts or ask me here! (The Sybil, Sloane, and Sabrinas are absolute must-haves, in my opinion.)
And this fabric. Ho. Ly. Cow. It makes my nerdy little heart sing. This is the first fabric I’ve sewn from Aurora Designs, and I was not disappointed. I want all the fabric! Doctor Who not your thing? This round also has Harry Potter, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars. Is your nerdy heart singing with me?????
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