OMG I am so in love with this fabric! No joke, when it arrived in the mail, I wrapped it around myself and pranced around my apartment in my makeshift magenta toga while squealing and giggling like a little girl. : ) It’s a tie-dyed 100% cotton jersey from Mood, and I got 1.5 yards to make another Renfrew. I cannot WAIT to wear this top and prance around places outside my apartment!
(BTW, do you recognize my blue polka dot blazer in the background? It’s been getting a lot of wear now that fall has arrived in Boston.)
And check it – I used my new pattern weights while cutting out the pattern pieces. They’re awesome. I even tried shifting around the fabric a bit, and everything stayed perfectly in place. Those babies weren’t going anywhere! The pins on the bottom really make a huge difference, especially compared to soup cans. Ha.
I decided to make a long-sleeved cowl neck top, and I just barely squeezed out all the pieces from my 1.5 yards. It was close!! Also, since the tie-dyed fabric had interesting areas here and there, I tried to cut the pieces to feature the little bursts of white or interesting striations of pink. I didn’t have too much freedom because my yardage was limited, but I definitely gave it some thought as I was placing the pieces. I’ll be curious to see how they all work together in the finished top.
Stay tuned for more tie-dyed goodness. Hope you’re all having a relaxing weekend!