Soduko Contest: McCall’s 7093
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.