Last Sunday afternoon, I said to Meredith, who loves the neon colors, I will make you a sweatshirt using McCall's 6992 and this fabric, okay? Meredith wasn't quite sure about it, the fabric was maybe too bright for her. We both loved the fabric and the texture and my plan when I ordered was to use the texture fabric for the sleeves, too.
One thing I love about Emma One Sock is how she lists possible coordinates for the fabric. That is how I got such a perfect match for the solid with the sweater knit.
After thinking about it, I said to her, "what if I just use the texture fabric for the body? I think I have enough of the pink ponte for the sleeves." She was great with that idea. Off Meredith went back to college and I went to work on this sweatshirt. Meredith is 5'9" tall with long arms, so I added 1" to the body and 1-1/2" to the sleeves. As you can tell I was able to get the sleeves and bands out of the solid pink. One nice feature on this McCall's pattern is neckline darts in the top of the sleeves. It pulls in the neckline width on a raglan style, another good feature for Meredith as she has more narrow shoulders.
This top took no time to sew and I love how it looks with fabric combinations. Usually, I coverstitch around the neckline, just a nice finishing feature. I eliminated it for this fabric, I thought the high texture of the fabric would interfere with a nice smooth coverstitch. I did splurge on this fabric, it was so fun I just had to have it. Have you splurged on gotta have it fabric?
I was thrilled when I completed the top and sent a picture to Meredith. The responding text was "It turned out much different than I thought it would. I love it!" That made me feel so much better after my splurge.
This photo shows the texture and represents the truest color of the fabric.
One more finish shot of the fashion sweatshirt, which I love for Meredith, it fits her style perfectly. Kaitlyn has put in an order of one and selected some fabric from Girl Charlee, which I will order tomorrow. When Meredith wears this top, I will take a picture and put it on my Instagram account so you can see it on her.