Pattern magic – take 1
In the pattern magic books, most designs will require to draft a sloper, but not all. The one I chose for warm-up is, of course, one that doesn’t. It’s a kind of a one-size-fits-all twisted knit shirt/sweater. The drafting took one hour tops. The sewing probably less than 15 minutes. It’s really just 3 seams on a single piece of fabric. I picked the same fabric than for DD’s Avalon jacket, because 1) I thought the stripey pattern would showcase the twisted draft well, and 2) DD is in a “partner look” phase. She keeps asking for clothes that look like mine or at least are made from the same fabric. My intention was good but I didn’t think it through: one-size-fit-all-japanese-women might not fit this hum… curvy lady. So I’m sparing you the pictures of sausagey me in the sweat and showing it on a hanger. You can have a peek at how it looks on a human body here.
The front is on grain, the back is cross-grain and the sleeves are on the bias.
Note to self for next time (and there will be one!): cut wider seams allowances or pick a knit with more give…