Double-Knit Wool Shift
I forgot to post this sewing project when I finished it last week on Christmas Eve. This fabric is the double-knit wool that I bought back in October at a Bolt sale. Originally, I was going to make a bolero from the Pretty Straight Sewing Japanese pattern book, but after sewing up a muslin version, I knew that I was not a bolero-wearing gal. Instead, I opted for a shift pattern from the same book since I love shifts. I adapted the measurements a tiny bit to fit the piece of fabric and I like how it turned out. The only seams are at the underarms as the fabric was folded in half at the shoulders. I serged the seams on the off-white side of the fabric and prefer the look of that face with the subtle ribbing and heathering. The darker khaki/grey side has a smoother face. It's reversible and I love the contrast that the rolled up sleeves provide. I also like the raw cut edges at the neckline and hem. It's super warm!