I never sew clothes for other people. Ever.
I've had people ask me to make them jeans, skirts, etc. Upon seeing my Indygo Junction coat, a friend at the rink asked me to make him a pea coat. Um. No. This semester, one of my students asked me to teach her to sew. No problem. Then she asked me to make her a skirt so that she could watch me and learn the process. Problem. I can make me a skirt, but I won't do the work for you. Later on, she said I was stingy. o_O
But. There's always a 'but', right? I offered to make a very dear friend a sweatshirt. She's like a second mom to me and I love her to pieces. It was a pleasure and an honor to make something for her.
Fabric & Notions
- 2 yards of grey cotton-poly sweatshirt fleece
- scraps of fusible interfacing for the front pocket facings
- regular sewing machine, serger, and thread
The only change I made involved adding two inches to the sleeve. I found the sleeves as designed to be too short and allowed too much air in. Given that both my friend and I are always cold, I knew she would appreciate having the extra length.
My friend tried it on and said that the top fits perfectly. She absolutely loves it and is very pleased. I am really happy that she likes it. I haven't seen it on her and hope to do so before she returns to the east coast. If she doesn't mind my posting her picture on my blog, I'll share a photo or two in a later post.
Kwik Sew also has a couple of companion versions of this top: 3879 has set-in sleeves and 3892 has raglan sleeves. I've not tried either one of these patterns, though I do have 3879.
I will certainly make this top again. It is really a quick and easy to make. There are five pieces total and the majority of the construction can be done on a serger.
Up next: a review of BWOF 1-2009-106. Gotta get pictures!