Aeolian Guest Post : Let’s Get Sporty
Posted: Oct 26 2015
Please welcome my sporty Aeolian to the arena.
A change of fabric, a chunky piece of ribbing for the neckline and the natural roll of the fabric for the hems results in a totally different looking Aeolian top.
When I saw this fabric at the fabric store it was love at first site! Magenta sweatshirt fabric with contrasting aqua loops on the wrong side. The raw edge of the fabric had a tendency to roll, so I decided to make it a feature on the hems.
The fabric didn’t fray or unravel when cut on the grain so I pressed the seam edges on the sleeves and the body open, and left the edges raw.
As with my other Aeolians in this series I sewed a size small. I will admit that it took a little trial and error to get the ribbing length correct (thank goodness for basting) and more than one twin needle may have been broken securing the neckline seam to the body of the top, but it was all worth it.
To tell you the truth I’m so used to sewing this pattern in wovens I totally forgot to include the back facing… my bad.
Just between you and me, at the cutting out point I wished I had more of this fabric so I could have made an Aeolian dress and added some pockets like in Pattern Fantastique’s Celestial Dress. I might just go and add that to my sewing ‘to do’ list.
Until next time,