Last week I made yet another couple of items from Butterick 6258 it seems to be the pattern of the season as I’ve now made five cardigans, two tops and a skirt!
When I was visiting London last year I went to Raystitch, a lovely fabric shop in Islington. I fell for this teal cotton jersey, it’s quite a heavy jersey, possibly a ponte, I love the colour. I was originally planning to make a long straight skirt out of it, but I decided to make another cardigan instead, thinking it would go with my teal fumeterre skirt.
These cardigans go together really easily, especially with an overlocker. The pattern is more knee length, which is a style that doesn’t suit me, I now just take 6″ off the bottom as I’m cutting out. I hemmed with a double row of top stitching on the sleeves and the main cardigan.
The fabric feels lovely to wear, unfortunately I don’t think it quite goes with my skirt, it’s either a close miss or just too much teal!! I’m now making a navy Fumeterre skirt which hopefully it will look good with!
My second make was a long sleeved tee shirt from the same pattern. Just before Christmas I saw this jersey on Leeds market, I hesitated as it was £10 a metre, but it felt so nice I eventually asked for a metre, there was only 1.3m on the roll so she let me have the extra. I found out it was Liberty jersey, no wonder it feels so nice! I went back to see if they had got any more in as I thought it would make a stunning Eva dress, only to discover that Liberty are taking all their contracts away from the English mills and moving them to Italy instead. So no more Liberty fabric factory sales! I do think it is sad that such a quintessential English brand is no longer buying English fabric.
The jersey made up beautifully, I’ve worn it several times already! I’m still keeping my eye open for more of this fabric, fingers crossed!