For my birthday I got a shiny new overlocker and it’s only really been this weekend that I’ve managed to have a proper play with it. I really wanted to make something that only required the overlocker and not the sewing machine. Enter Simple Sews jersey top that came free with issue 17 of Love Sewing magazine.
Well here it is…
I cut the pattern on Wednesday night and finally got to sew it up yesterday which was a little frustrating that I had to wait so long. Once I started sewing, I couldn’t believe how quick it was – I’ve never completed a project in so little time!
The fabric was given to me from my mum who had it in her stash for years (or possibly decades). It’s a jersey knit with a vertical stripe. She gave me about 7 metres of the stuff although it’s not very wide. Plus there’s a rather strange blue stain running along a considerable length of the fabric, which unfortunately is near the fold.
We’re at a bit of a loss as to what’s caused it. Still, it’s all free fabric for me!
I really like my new slouchy t-shirt. I love the professional finish the overlocker gives it. I also love the fact that you only need to go down each seam once! I also love the fact that the top cost me £0! Doesn’t get better than that! Now, what else can I overlock…..