and I knew that I wanted to make a twin-set so decided to adapt, and then use McCalls 5978 for the cardigan/jacket part.
I lengthened the cardigan from the waist to give a longer line, but I want to use this for work, so decided to insert two double welt pockets - I have circled the pocket in the photograph because it hard to see.
I used the Palmer Pletsch method to produce these double welt pockets, taken from their "Jackets for Real People" book. I cut the actual welt sections on the bias which they suggest you do if you are using a striped fabric.
This isn't a true stripe, but the ribs in the fabric give a striped effect and you can just see the angle of the of the ribbing where this was cut on the bias.
I made my own lining by cutting the back piece but about 5/8" from the fold line to give a little extra fabric for movement - I will put a pleat in the centre back.
For the front I took the front pattern piece, traced a new pattern piece, then placed the facing pattern piece over the top and traced around that. (basically you don't need this part) I added 5/8" for seam allowances and then cut away the section I don't need and as you can see from the pinned section below the lining is attached to the facing edges..
I have partially attached the lining, but will use the bagged method to complete this. I am not 100% happy with the way the front it sitting so I think rather than rush this to take away with me, I may leave it until I get back.
I did remember to bring home my grey pants, and my knock off lace twin set, and one of my other Jalie tops, but I did forget to bring home some of my blouses that would have been ideal for Dubai.
Still that said and done, I decided to run up another of the fabrics that I bought in Leather lane the week before last. I used Jalie 2805 again, but this time I halved the collar to create a crew neck top rather than a full polo/turtle neck top.
Hopefully this top will cope with the cold weather that has been forecast for the coming week.
I did manage to run up 4 pairs of panties from my kwick-sew pattern (well you know what they say if you get run over etc) ha ha.
That's it for tonight and probably until I get back now.
More, but much later.............................................