Happy New Year 2015! I wish the best for this new year: happiness, health and lots of sewing of course!I’m finishing preparing the Quart coat tutorial which should be ready for next week, but in the meantime, let me show you my last make of 2014. This is what I wore on Christmas eve and it was so comfortable that I ended up wearing it again the following week end.
This beautiful fabric comes from Supercut, an italian online fabric shop run by the sweet Marine. The plaid neoprene is fused with jersey which makes it soft and warm (oups, it’s out of stock now, but if you ask Marine, I’m sure she’ll let you know if she’ll receive more).
I made it a size smaller to allow for the fabric stretch and used a stretch needle.
My favourite thing about neoprene is that it’s perfect if you don’t have a serger and very little time to finish nicely your seam allowances. To keep mine from being too bulky, I just edgestitched them. For the skirt hem, I just turned it in and edgestitched. I’m in love with neoprene, it’s so easy to sew and cozy!
As for pressing, I wasn’t sure about the right side of fabric so I just pressed lightly on the jersey side (and because it doesn’t crease, it’s great for packing in your suitcase).
I love the contrast between the short and boxy top and the fitted skirt with its flounce.
What about you? Did you succomb to the two-pieces trend? Or the neoprene one?