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Soduko Contest: McCall’s 7093

February 11, 2017

soduko-update

Confession #1: I’m a little obsessed with my Soduko Wardrobe Plan.

Confession #2: I can’t stop tweaking my Soduko Wardrobe Plan.

Confession #3: I also can’t stop buying Soduko Wardrobe fabric.

But the good news is that there are plenty of vices that are way worse than a Soduko Wardrobe obsession! And a second piece of good news is that I made my first Sudoko garment!!

I was originally planning to make a Jalie tunic to go with leggings (which I have now changed to Jalie Eleonores) and a skirt. But I kept worrying about the length of the tunic with the skirt. I also really wanted to incorporate zippers in the side seams, and I couldn’t see the zippers with the tunic. So I scrapped the tunic and made McCall’s 7093.

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I’ve made this pattern before, and it goes together very easily. I’m not crazy about the darts in the shoulders, but I like the high-low hem and options for color-blocking. I also thought the front seams would work well for the zippers that I wanted to use.

I used three different fabrics: (1) a black & white sweater knit from Joann’s, (2) black stretch pleather from Mood, and (3) black ribbing. I modified the pattern by adding cuffs and a neckband. I also made full length sleeves and added zippers (for a design detail) on the front seams.

I started by attaching the zippers. It took me a few tries and a lot of Wonder Tape (to hold the zipper on the pleather for basting), but I finally got it. The sweater knit frayed like a son-of-a-gun, so I serged everything and coverstitched the hem.

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Y’all, I have been thinking about adding side-zippers to a sweater top for a LONG time. I originally envisioned them as taking the place of a traditional side-seam, but I like how they run on the diagonal in this pattern.

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I’ve never sewn on pleather before. I was a bit apprehensive, but it wasn’t too bad. Of course I couldn’t use pins, so that was a little tricky. I also put a strip of tissue paper between the machine and the pleather when I was coverstitching, but otherwise it was business as usual.

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This top is going to count as an accessory in the PR Soduko Wardrobe Contest. Tomorrow, if I’m feeling brave, I’m going to try some faux suede Eleonores.

From → Stuff I Made

2 Comments
  1. This is AWESOME! I Love the zippers and faux leather!

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