Whilst the pattern was still out, I cut out take 2 of Butterick B4132, this time the sleeveless chic version at view A. I had bought some beautiful knit fabric a month or so ago with magenta & red blooms that caught my eye. I can’t remember what the label said, but price-wise this was better quality than the cotton jersey I’d first used for this pattern, & it feels as if it’s some kind of modal – it was sleek, drapey, much more stretchy & slippery …. which gave more challenges to sew!!
Anyway, I once again used my Babylocker for most of the construction – except the hem really (& revisits to the shoulder seam where an edge of fabric was not caught in the seam. As in previous post, I’ve not yet got the hang of how to go back & correct with an overlocker ….prefer to use my Pfaff for corrections.) Generally the sewing of this view was great – nice method, I like the approach for the facings (the back is one large piece for neck & armholes, & the front facing is integral to the front). What was most nerve racking this time was sewing the front armhole facings with my overlocker, as the back with facings sewn was sandwiched in the middle …. what if I accidentally got too close with its blade & chop chop ? But, thankfully it didn’t materialise, no chop chop, all turned right way out fine (except that odd edge ). And verdict of the pattern this time? Love it – the drape of the material uplifts the style, it feels a totally different pattern in comparison to the cream jersey “Hai Yah” tunic. And very quick to sew too.