Sunday 4 July 2021

Pattern matching!

 I got some lovely striped material from Minerva.

It's a cotton jersey knit fabric and should be perfect for a Coco top.  I also decided to have my first go at pattern matching. 

I watched a class from  Alison Smith at the Sewing Weekender hosted by the Foldline and felt ready to go!

I used the tips she suggested and I  think it has worked quite well.   Namely, lining up points such as the underarm with a stripe and making sure the fabric is lined up correctly to start with.

I did the shoulder seams by hand, but all of the rest was finished with a zig zag stitch on the machine and then pinking shears.

I quite enjoyed this, even the machine sewing.  The fabric was perfect, leaving me with enough to make a pair of pants as well!

All in all, I  love it!  Now to get more fabric to do it again!


  1. That’s it, you are ready to apply to sewing bee now. Well done on the pattern matching and on a jersey stretchy fabric that is very skilled.

  2. I love this top, Lucy! The small stripes are really sweet and make a fun top. Great job!