I’ve had a fruitful but frustrating few days sewing! I fell out with my overlocker!! Last week I made a cardigan from knitted fabric, I was so pleased with it I cut out another almost straight away. The pattern is Butterick 6258, it’s a very simple jacket style, which is just what I wanted. I bought the material at B&M Fabrics in Leeds, it was £5 per metre and it feels gorgeous, lovely and thick and soft to touch.
I was careful to line the cable pattern up when I was pinning my pattern on, though with hindsight I should have cut the two collar sections out separately as they didn’t quite line up, I had to do a few adjustments there!
It was going together beautifully when my overlocker decided to play up, it was skipping the odd stitch which I could cope with. The thread broke a couple of times, which was fustrating as anyone with an overlocker knows, they are not easy to thread! Then the needle broke. I changed the needle, with difficulty, then it just wouldn’t make a stitch, the loopers wouldn’t loop! In the end I abandoned my overlocker and went back to my usual sewing machine! Luckily I’d stitched most of the seams already, so it was mainly things like hems left to do.
My cardigan looks great, it is so warm! My mother is obviously impressed as she wants me to make her one, I think that could be a Christmas present sorted, so long as I can get some more fabric!
My overlocker is now at the sewing machine repair shop in Leeds Market!