I was waiting for a “new-to-me” cover-stitch machine in order to complete the hems. It arrived, I practiced a bit, then jumped in. I am really glad I added it to my machine collection. It was easy to thread and this fabric was a breeze to hem.
I had already fused 1 inch wide strips of a lightweight knit interfacing to the sleeve and bottom hem and pressed the hems along the fold before sewing anything. That step made the cover-stitching easy.
My disclaimer; I received the piece of beautiful Rayon Spandex in my favourite shades of blue from Distinctive Sewing Supplies in exchange for blogging about my experience. Please know that the opinions expressed are my own.
The fabric is really comfortable to wear, it’s really soft, and not hot on my skin. It’s 95% Rayon 5% Spandex, 60 inches or 152 cm wide, and 210 gsm/6.19 osy. What the heck is that???? Click here to read a post by Catherine of Distinctive Sewing Supplies. It explains it very well.
I’m going to use this pattern again! With a couple of changes; I’ll shorten it a bit, and raise the neckline by 2 inches at the front. If I’m not careful, too much of me shows. I’m going to shorten this one, to “finger-tip length”. It will still cover my fluffy bits, even when I wear leggings under it, but right now when I look at the photos, I get the impression that it looks “big”.
I’ll add a photo of the shortened version.