I was so pleased with the Freya top that I made recently using some Rust animal print Ponte Roma from Minerva that I wanted to try another version but this time using a lighter weight jersey fabric.
As usual, Rainbow Fabrics of Kilburn came to the rescue. I ordered 2 metres of this Blue irregular spot viscose jersey at a cost of £5.59 per metre.
According to the website this is deadstock from Turkey. A soft viscose jersey with stretch that flows well, drapes amazingly and is ideal for dresses, skirts and blouses. The width is 150cms (60 inches) with 9/10 opacity. When I revisited the website the fabric was out of stock, I am glad that I ordered my meterage when I did! I will keep an eye on the website just in case the fabric is re-stocked. I think a neat elasticated waist Jenna skirt would fit into my wardrobe nicely.
It took just over 1 hour to cut and stitch the top. This time the entire construction was completed on the overlocker. I added double thickness cuffs to the sleeves and folded up a hemband for the bodice, so no need for any twin needle stitching!
The top coordinates well with denim and if I am able to make a skirt from the same fabric it will provide another great look for the cooler Spring days.
Project #8 completed 30th January 2021