Friday, March 2, 2012

Ribbed knits and a walking foot!

So I haven't been doing much sewing lately, but I did finally finish up the mock-henley version of Jalie 2805. A really great pattern! I used a ribbed knit I got from my great aunt. It's a pretty powder blue, but sewing it was a pain! first.
After cutting it out, sewing up the first seam was a wavy mess. But as luck would have it, my new Brother machine came with a walking foot. Well, I've never used a walking foot, it's a pretty bulky odd looking thing, but wow, it made all the difference in the world! I sewed this entire top with the walking foot, except for the sleeve hems which are hand finished.

Well, it isn't the fanciest thing I've made, for certain, but it is really comfy, and I think looks pretty RTW. I'm happy with it. :D


  1. LOVE that top! I think it looks pretty RTW too. I don't use my walking foot often, but just tried it on a project where the pattern used fleece as batting. It really helped keep things smooth and square.

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  3. Thanks everyone fro the nice comments
    Mary, thank yo so much for the Blog award! I'm exhausted this evening , so I'll put the award and link up tomorrow. I'm very flattered. :)