Do you like working with panels or border fabric? I do!
Just thinking of the possibility makes me so excited!
Sometimes, you have to break the rules to achieve what I imagine.
When my make comes to life and turns what I had in mind, I feel so rewarded. That’s how this twinset was made.
I fell in love with the fabric at first sight!
I usually am not a big fan of the fabric that has black in it, but I liked all other colors together, plus the double border got my attention.
I had this for a while before I decided to make this top, but I often pulled it out from my fabric stash and enjoyed looking at it. Do you do that, or is it just me?
The pattern is The Rachel Twin-Set, #AW1536 designed by Angela Wolf.
I own several of her patterns. Her patterns are straightforward to work with. The instruction is detailed as well. I met her in person years ago at a quilt expo in Atlanta. I watched several of her classes in my early year of sewing days. Her dying class is my favorite.
Anyway, change back to the pattern. I made this set years ago with a rayon jersey. It was pink and orange abstract on white.
It was so drapy and comfy, so I wore them to death. lol
That’s how I started this project. I didn’t take a picture, but I made another one with solid blue right after I made this set so that they last longer than the first set.
I only had 2 1/4 yards, so I shortened the sleeves and used solid black for the neckband and the bands for the armholes.
I debated between black and white. I thought white would give a fresh look, but I was concerned about discoloration along the way of many wears, so I decided to go with the black.
I am happy that I went in black. It created nice contrast, I think:)