Saturday, December 6, 2008

Orange is my Favorite Color . . .

I have been working away on Christmas presents. I decided to use up the rest of the orange knit I received last Wednesday. I made a Jalie 2787. This is probably my favorite top pattern of all time. I haven't ever made it in kid size but I think it's a winner. I made it extra big and you can see that the sleeves are long and length is really long too. I may just make a very wide sleeve hem and then let it down next summer when they grow. This twin, by the way, is the one that never naps. See the other one in the background? She falls asleep all the time all over the house.


Ever since I read the KwikSew newsletter (sign-up for it) last week I wanted to try this pebble edging (here's a link to all their technical articles). It is super easy and cute. I used it to do all the edges of the cross-top part.


You use this stitch. I never use it on my machine because it is backwards for the blind hem stitch. I use another stitch for that. I don't really know what this stitch is for but it works great for this. You make sure the zig-zag thread goes off the fabric and you tighten up your tension just a titch. I used an orange rayon thread on the front so that it's pretty and shiny. The back, shown here, just got plain ol' orange thread.

I finished off the orange by making my son an orange (his FAVORITE color) shirt. I haven't coverstitched any of the edges, I like to do that in one big batch.


Now, I'm going to work on green things.

8 comments:

Keely said...

I like the effect of the pebble-edging. It gives a very pretty effect. Somehow I've missed that KS newsletter so thanks for the links. :)

Lindsay T said...

Yeah, me too, I never got that Kwik-Sew newsletter. I'm gonna have to try that stitch.

Kat said...

Who would have thought orange would be such a lovable color? My 16-year old daughter LOVES orange. Her tennis bag, Crocs, mascot eyes on her Varsity jacket, tennis racquet grip, tennis racquets I just embroidered on her jacket (among many other things) are orange. At her request. Even her tennis sneakers have orange covers. It's her "signature" color.

Vicki said...

How cute are your girls!? That photo is precious.

Tamara said...

What a cute shirt!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very cute top! The pebble-edging looks great!

Anonymous said...

This may be a silly question, but did you do the pebble edging on the trim and then attach it to the bodice/neck edge? Thanks. :)

Eme

MaryPat R said...

The clothes look great, but that first picture has to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen.