After the wrap dress… here is my wrap top that has been on my to-do list since Spring. I took the pattern from a wrap top I had in my closet and the fabric was a super bargain that I got for free from my local shop (it was in the bargains basket and I was buying some more fabric). When I saw it, I immediately fell in love with the motif… those geometric, crazy designs are very hard to find, let alone as jersey.
Actually Barcelona is one of my favourite cities and since I lived there some years ago, I always try to find an excuse to plan a trip over there. I simply love those beautiful modernist buildings that you can admire as you walk around. I am really fond of strolling around the city, discovering areas I have never seen before, going for coffee or a meal or simply watching people and shops (shoes being one of my favourites!). So, when I was there last week, I decided to model my new top… now known as Barcelona wrap top…. on the world famous Gaudi benches
Not having a serger, I used a twin needle for the back neck, a zigzag stitch at the bottom and cleavage, and lettuce edge stitch for the sleeve hems.
It was the first time I used a zig-zag stitch instead of mock overlock or elastic stitch available on my machine. I don’t know if I did something wrong, but the zig zag stitch is not as elastic as I thought…which is perfect for the cleavage… but no so great for the bottom wrap section. Now I cannot pull the wraps as much. Next time I will use a different stitch. Has this ever happened to you?
Talking of jersey… do you know of any online shop that sells medium-weight jersey? I can’t seem to find it.