The sewing movement #SewMyStyle2018 is off and running in January. Sunny’s Dress from the Friday Pattern Company is the item for the month. It was my first Friday Pattern Company pdf and overall I was happy with the results.
I had selected a striped jersey from my stash along with a stretch sparkly jersey rem from another project. I couldn’t decide which way to place the stripes, so I looked to my By Hand London Croquis for help. It worked really well and I decided on the vertical orientation.
I cut the pattern in a single layer to ensure the stripes were straight up and down. I love the 3/8″ seam allowances, it’s my go to for sewing. I stitched the seams with a slight zigzag on the machine to allow a little fabric movement and then serged the edges.
I added an extra 1 1/2″ with the sparkly jersey as a hem band and 1″ band on the sleeves. The neckline is finished with fold over elastic. And yes, the sparkle is reflected in my holiday nails 🙂
The top is a little tight through the midsection, but I had intended to cut the pattern 2″ bigger at the waist and I forgot – my fault.
I love the top, looking forward to Spring when I can wear it – and the extra Christmas inches have hopefully been erradicated!