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I learned a very important lesson this week! Don’t try out new (to me) patterns with strike offs!
I received this awesome “Society Pigs” panel from It’s Sew Creative and I wanted a totally new top pattern. I’ve been looking at the Varsity Cowl Neck Pullover from Peek A Boo Patterns and decided to go for it. I love how this top has an entirely different look from any of the other shirt patterns I have. I also thought the cowl neckline would be easy to slip over the noggin!
All was going well until I hit the neckline. It’s really pretty straightforward, however, I managed to bunch up the corners where the collar is sewn in place! I was then faced with the daunting task of seam ripping. Normally seam ripping is not all that fun, but not a big deal. But when sewing knits, I sew with a triple stretch stitch! Let’s just say it took a while to remove that collar and I was worried that I had ruined the panel in the process!
Thankfully, I was able to remove the collar and the panel was still fine! I attempted once more to sew the collar in and had no problems at all this time. Future note: always sew a test sew first when using a new pattern!
Be sure to check out this current preorder at It’s Sew Creative! It includes fabrics based on many of my favorite childhood cartoons! This preorder ends in just a couple of days!
In the end, it was all worth it! I love this new style of top and I’m sure I’ll be making a lot more of them now that I know what I am doing! It’s really not a difficult sew at all and I love the new look. Of course I had to make a matching hat – Max & Meena’s Melon Cap it is!
Society Pigs Panel is on preorder at It’s Sew Creative.
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Hat pattern is the Melon Cap by Max & Meena.
Shirt pattern is the Varsity Cowl Neck Pullover by Peek-A-Boo Patterns.
Pants pattern is the Foldover Pocket Pants (with no pockets) by Brindille & Twig.