03 Apr Saint James Knock Off
Knowing I can sew a garment for a tiny fraction of the retail price of a simply thrills me, and is one of the reasons I continue to sew.
Upon finding Burda 6722, I knew it was meant to be.
Described as a ponte, Mood offers the Saint James knits in several colors, and I chose the white background with black stripes.
I rarely sew Burda patterns (no reason in particular) but that needs to change for their fit is always spot on! I made no pattern alterations other than shortening the bodice along the adjustment lines.
Stripes are so much fun to work with! I couldn’t end this project without a little play on stripes, and echoed the vertical stripes in the shoulder with a small vertical striped border on the hem.For the 1″ border, I wanted to encase the lower edge and cut a 3″ strip of fabric which was folded in half.
I ultimately decided to finish the border by handstitching rather than topstitching since the only topstitching featured is on the sleeve hem, and is barely visible.
Since I was unable to make a muslin for this dress, all seams were first basted before stitching and finished in the serger.
The pattern would have been an instant gratification project had I not added the border, but I’m loving the finished look!
A big thumbs up to Mood Fabrics for finding this great knit and a very Happy Monday to all 🙂