With the second length of snakeskin print jersey purchased from Salisbury branch of Fabricland, I elected to make a wearable toile of a new Threadcount pattern that was included with a recent sewing magazine purchase.
This 2-in-1 jersey top features overlays and as the jersey was bought at such a keen price I thought it would be good to use for the toile.
I cut an 18 at the shoulders and then graded out for bust, waist and hips. I shortened the back waist by ¾ inch for my sway back and then lengthened the front and back skirt parts by 1 inch. As usual I shortened the sleeves by 3 inches.
According to the instructions one should turn the back neck to the inside and top stitch in place but I dislike this method. Instead I added a narrow neck band which was sandwiched between the front bodice and overlays.
I found the front V-neckline and wrap overlays a little puzzling at first but eventually worked it out. Some finessing was required with the overlays stitched into the side seams and to be honest I am not entirely happy with the end result. I machined a narrow hem on the skirt and sleeves but most of the remainder of the top was stitched on the overlocker.
The top looks good over Black skinny jeans and leggings but after some consideration I have decided that it is not for me and has been sent to the local charity shop along with the original pattern.
completed 21st November 2019