Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Me Made May - Cuff Tops

Inspired to participate in the May Aurifil Artisan challenge, I decided to try a new pattern and ended up making it three times. 

Because there’s a lot of topstitching in the Cuff Top pattern, I auditioned and strategically chose 1147 Light Leaf Green 40wt to blend well with the multicolored palette of the floral fabric from my stash, a vintage loose weave gauze. 

The next make was an easy pick for the thread color, 2785 Dark Navy to complement the indigo block print cotton.  Cut slightly boxier, I put the pattern on the fold without reducing for the center seam allowance called for in the original instructions.  

On a roll with my garment sewing success and curious how a knit might turn out, I whipped up a third and final with 50 wt Light Beige 2310 remembering to use a jersey needle and the stretch stitch setting on my machine. 

My friend destashed a roll of thin muslin to me and it has saved me from having to buy pattern tracing fabric - a bonus!  

Before the Cuff Tops

Following a pattern is much quicker than self drafting like I did for this blouse made for my granddaughter.  She's happy with it and that's all that matters. 

50wt Aurifil Slate 6720 was the perfect blue thread and our pink rhododendron a picturesque backdrop.  Now I can get back to filling up my design wall with quilting again!