Saturday, 4 January 2020

Newcastle Cardigan Thread Theory

Thread Theory Newcastle Cardigan -  I made Westlake a cardigan using the soft side and the reverse of the french terry fabric Loopback Sweatshirt Olive Green The facings are understitched and the raw edges finished with a tight zigzag, I didn't use interfacing here as the fabric didn't need it, I interfaced the collar and placket.
 Bournemouth Beach.
The reverse of the fabric was just as nice and it offered a different texture for the contrast, I don't like colour blocking unless it's very subtle, which this is. I used olive green kam snaps, the first time I've ever used pop snappers (besides metal sew in snaps) and they were much quicker to install than buttons, they're also much easier to take on and off - and there are no buttonholes so it won't stretch out over time. I used a woven interfacing for the collar and button placket, which is sturdy.
I might try a similar mens cardigan by Wardrobe by Me. Mens sewing is more challenging because there are only certain fabrics they will wear and they have fewer patterns to choose from obviously, but I feel very pleased to sew these as everyone can have ethical and lovely handmade clothes.

Sayward Sweater Thread Theory

Minerva sent this Cotton French Terry and it was a little too lightweight for outerwear but I used a tshirt pattern Thread Theory Sayward Raglan and sized up one for a sweater. The colour is charcoal, a black and grey slightly mottled fabric, perfect for menswear.
Minerva review to follow.
The Renata Laura labels are going on all of my sewing, they were a Christmas gift! I sewed it to the seam allowance and topstitched it as I have seen this on tshirts.

Newcastle Cardigan Thread Theory

Thread Theory Newcastle Cardigan  -    I made Westlake a cardigan using the soft side and the reverse of the french terry fabric Loopback S...