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top for pj top in stretch fabric

hernibs

top for pj top in stretch fabric
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:12:06 PM »
I had cotton jersey to make pj bottoms - did those last night....now am wondering if I can get a sort of a top with short sleeves out of what's left.  I can get the front and back on the grain line on the fold....my question is....would you cut out sleeves NOT on the grainline to get some sort of a sleeve.  This is a pj top...not fine fashion.....but would it be comfy?  Thanks.

BrendaP

Re: top for pj top in stretch fabric
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 12:24:56 PM »
It depends how far off-grain the sleeves would have to be.  A couple of degrees would be OK but a lot more off and they would twist and probably be uncomfortable.  Can you find a similar weight remnant in a co-ordinating colour?
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Stitchalot

Re: top for pj top in stretch fabric
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 12:34:14 PM »
How about grown on sleeves which don’t have a separate pattern piece? I used New Look 6217 for the top of these.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 12:36:04 PM by Stitchalot »

hernibs

Re: top for pj top in stretch fabric
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 12:48:39 PM »
Brendap - completely at right angles to grainline I'm afraid, that's why I question it at all.....

.....and Stitchalot....I only have enough fabric for doing this kind of sleeve on the back!!!!   Your pj's are great.
I can't quite remember where I got this fabric on line - maybe Tia Knight so must have a look and see if I can get more, it wasn't expensive but is good quality.  Thanks for your replies

BrendaP

Re: top for pj top in stretch fabric
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 12:51:56 PM »
In that case it depends on how stretchy the fabric is in each direction.  You need the stretch to go around the body, not along the length.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

hernibs

Re: top for pj top in stretch fabric
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 13:56:58 PM »
Well, went to Tia Knight and there was my fabric still in stock....for the sake of £7 I will have long sleeves...fabric £3.99 postage £2.99 !  When I bought the first lot I was going to make a nightdress but have since gone back to pj's with long sleeves for the winter and need more pairs.
Thanks for your input.