Sunday, 15 January 2017

Lark sweatshirt

Hello all! Today I have another Lark to share with you. You may think that you have seen this fabric before, and you would be correct. Dad went into the local fabric shop just before Christmas and bought me the same fabric that he did for Christmas last year! I made a pair of trousers from last years fabric, but they never got a lot of wear, so I was glad of another chance to do this fabric justice.
I decided to make a Lark, cropped sweatshirt style with cuffs and a bottom band ending at the waist. The fabric is a woven with a weird amount of lengthways stretch, as opposed to the traditional horizontal stretch and perhaps I was a little optimistic that the lengthways stretch would be enough to make the Lark tee.
It turned out alright I think, for the gamble I took. The sleeves are a bit short and a bit tight, and the band around the waist is just a little too short for these jeans. It might be worth just quickly sewing a smaller seam allowance on the sleeve and ripping off the band and adding a slightly longer one.
I do really like this jumper and I think it would be worth doing the alterations to make sure it gets worn. I can see myself wearing a black shirt with it and I love it with black jeans.
Thanks for reading and to Edward for taking photos!
Lauren xx

6 comments:

  1. Looks cute! I often find it hard to go back to a finished projects to add improvements...Although its often absolutely worth it. Oh, and love the bookshelves!

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  2. It looks lovely, as do you ! Using the same fabric for different things can be rewarding sometimes.

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  3. Fab fabric, it looks lovely as a Lark as definitely worth making a couple changes if you are more likely to wear it but I think it looks great.

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  4. I love this fabric, I think that your top portrays it beautifully!

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  5. it'll work just fine with higher waisted jeans - I'm all about the high waist and cropped jumper!

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