… and I found the perfect buttons for my last project. But before I show them to you, let me show you what I made with the remnants of my paisley Topaz knit. I had some of this lovely fabric – 85% polyester, 10% rayon, 5% spandex – left over, just enough. I think I have made a few of these McCalls tops before – one of the other ones I made is here.
I did a few things different. After I sewed up the seams of the raglan sleeves I zig zagged some twill tape on them to prevent stretching.
I had to use Wonder Tape to hem the short sleeves.
Then some zig zagging.
Lastly, some straight stitching on the final turn of the hem.
Single fold bias tape at the neckline – I used a bit of Wonder Tape to hold this stretchy fabric down for sewing.
Single fold bias tape at the hem line.
All done! Now … front, back, left side, right side! I’m happy with it and I have used up most of the remnants of my gorgeous fabric!
Still no buttons on my Lisbon … but the two pieces do look great together! 🙂
Now for my “button” reveal! My darling daughter bought these home for me from a road trip a while ago and I put them away in a “safe place” to keep for a special outfit. Well, my Lisbon cardigan is the special outfit! They are a nice match! I’ve got some buttonholes and buttons to sew now.
Next project? My day-to-day tote bag is getting worn, especially at the corners and the straps. I’m thinking about salvaging the hardware and making myself a new one. I have a few plans to ponder.
What’s your next project?
STASH BUSTING WITH THIS PROJECT? 1.4 metres (138.5 metres remaining!)