Patricia working in the shop wearing her fabulous cut and super comfy long sleeve ponte roma dress. (Pattern cut herself)
Aiste self-drafted this dress and made it up in ponte jersey with yellow contrast asymmetric sleeves.
It’s very cool, and looks different everytime she moves 🙂
Rachel (with her whippet who knows she’s not really allowed in the shop) wearing black leather look ponte jeans (beautifully made) but not fitting brilliantly*… prototype #2 coming soon, and slinky dink leopard print poly jersey mock wrap t-shirt.
She does love a bit of Kitsch, does our Rach, and this is definitely in the kitsch camp!
The Jeans are butterick 5682 (not designed for jersey hence the fitting issues) and the top is Burda 6848.
*Actually we think they fit pretty well but Rachel likes perfection.
Pam wearing her printed Ponte Roma Jersey dress with cowl neck.
Fabrics and Notions:
Designer Printed Ponte Roma
Pattern: Butterick 5778
Julie made up this super jacquard jersey into a three quarter sleeve dress and is really pleased with it (as are we!). The pattern is self drafted and works brilliantly with this stable jersey that behaves much like a ponte roma jersey does (although this is a lighter/looser weave).
Kitcat wearing her terribly kitsch cat digital print cotton and elastane jersey long sleeved dress (made by Jane). The pattern is Burda 8455 but Jane pieced together the yoke and hem so as not to cut up the print. Kitcat is such a squinge it is cut to age 6 but lengthened in sleeve and body (Kitcat is 9!). The neck was lowered so as to go over her head and negate the need for a zip but next time the neck will be altered so it doesn’t gape.
Now all the grown-ups want one too.
She then said that she needed pink leopard print ponte jersey cardigan to complete the outfit -personally we are not so sure this is a good fashion move but what do we know in the world of 9 year old fashion? We shall leave it to you to decide. The pattern is McCall’s 6542 (age 6 with lengthened sleeves), it is bound down the front and around the neck with jersey binding.
Jacoba triumphant in her Chado Ralph Rucci dress made up in red scuba jersey, she said it’s been great to do some sewing again. The (minor) changes made to the pattern were raising the front slit by 2 inches, omitting the front panel pockets (didn’t want the extra bulk), and also slightly changing the curve on the shoulders. She said the jersey was remarkably good fabric to work with. Huzzah for that top-stitiching!
Lesley made this ultramarine blue Ponte Roma jersey dress with a peplum. The pattern was Simplicity Project Runway 1650. This pattern wasn’t lined, but she preferred a fully lined dress so did it with a polyester Tricot (knitted) lining.
Lining a dress like this gives it a more professional finish as it meant the armholes and neck could be under-stitched so the stitching is not visible on the right side. She also lined the peplum rather than just hemming it (as per the pattern) to get a better finish. Ponte Roma jersey is not that stretchy so an invisible zip is used at the centre back which she tacked -something she hasn’t done for years but so worth it to set it in evenly on a stretch fabric and to make sure that seams lined up perfectly.
The Ponte fabric was lovely to sew; for anyone not comfortable with sewing jersey or stretch fabrics it is a good place to start.
Jan made up this brilliant “Coco” dress (from Tilly and the Buttons) using an acrylic mix double jersey printed with an irregular abstract stripe. This jersey has only a little stretch in it – much like a Ponte Roma jersey. We love the way she has managed to match those stripes at the side seams despite the irregularity of the stripes. Very Clever.
Inspired by scruffybadgertime’s sew-along Denise decided to join in and make up this fab spotty navy and white jersey dress. It doesn’t have a lot of stretch (as jerseys go) but I think this was an ideal choice for the pattern. You can read all about it on her blog
Fabrics and Notions:
Navy and White heavy Jersey (nearly as heavy as a Ponte Roma Jersey, but not quite)
Iron on interfacing (neck)
Bias Binding (armholes)
Pattern: New Look 6000
Plum, dark Grey and Black diagonal squares geo print posh ponte Jersey 53% Polyester 42% Viscose 5% Elastane
Navy Blue tweed effect posh ponte Jersey 55% Polyester 41% Viscose 4% Elastane
Dark Grey Black and Green diagonal squares geo print posh ponte Jersey 53% Polyester 42% Viscose 5% Elastane
Black with subtle copper glittery threads posh ponte Jersey 68% Viscose 27% Polyamide 5% Elastane
Navy Blue geometric print posh ponte Jersey 55% Polyester 41% Viscose 4% Elastane
Black Viscose, Polyester and Elastane posh Ponte Jersey
Black, Grey and Plum rococco print Posh Ponte Jersey 53% Polyester 42% Viscose 5% Elastane
Navy, Grey, Black geometric cubes print Posh Ponte Jersey 53% Polyester, 42% Viscose 5% Elastane
Teal marl brushed lightweight Ponté Jersey 58% Cotton 38% Polyester 4% Elastane
Oatmeal marl brushed lightweight Ponté Jersey 58% Cotton 38% Polyester 4% Elastane
Charcoal Grey brushed lightweight Ponté Jersey 58% Cotton 38% Polyester 4% Elastane
Denim Grey brushed lightweight Ponté Jersey 58% Cotton 38% Polyester 4% Elastane
Crushed Raspberry brushed lightweight Ponté Jersey 58% Cotton 38% Polyester 4% Elastane
Denim Blue jacquard Print Ponte Jersey Bias Binding
Navy Blue and Black Wool Viscose Polyester and Polyamide reversible double ponte Jersey from Belucci
Black and Leaf Green geometric concentric circles 55% Polyester 45% Viscose Ponte Jersey
Denim Blue brushed lightweight Ponté Jersey 58% Cotton 38% Polyester 4% Elastane
Aubergine and Denim Blue floral abstract print Poly Viscose lightweight Ponté Jersey
Turquoise and Pink Jacquard 65% Cotton 33% Polyester 2% Elastane Ponte Jersey
Navy, Red and Multicolour big leaf print 55% Polyester 45% Viscose Ponte double Jersey
Navy Blue 93% Cotton 7% Elastane ponte double Jersey
Charcoal Grey 72% Polyester 23% Viscose 5% Elastane Ponte Roma Jersey with laser cut pin holes
Black 93% Cotton 7% Elastane ponte double Jersey
Black 98% Polyester 2% Elastane Ponte double Jersey
Bubblegum Pink Posh Ponte Roma Jersey 60% Viscose 35% Polyester 5% Elastane
Raspberry Pink 60% Viscose 35% Polyester 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Black posh Ponte Roma Jersey 60% Viscose, 35% Polyester 5% Elastane
Blood Red 60% Viscose 35% Poly 5% Elastane posh Ponté Roma Jersey.
Aubergine and Ivory Cloqué Jacquard textured ponte type 61% Cotton 31% Polyester 2% Elastane Jersey
Taupe and Beige geometric jacquard Ponte type 85% Cotton 13% Polyester 2% Elastane Double Jersey
Bottle Green, Burnt Orange and Teal big paisley print 55% Polyester 45% Viscose Ponte Roma Jersey
Black, Lilac & Silver Grey abstract print Ponte Roma Jersey 58% Polyester 37% Viscose 5% Elastane
Turquoise Blue, Yellow and Red big paisley print 55% Polyester 45% Viscose Ponte Roma Jersey
Ultramarine Blue 60% Viscose 35% Polyester 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Ochre Yellow 60% Viscose 35% Polyester 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Charcoal Grey 60% Viscose 35% Polyester 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Aubergine 60% Viscose 35% Polyester 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Bottle Green 60% Viscose 35% Poly 5% Elastane posh Ponté Roma Jersey.
Petrol Blue 60% Viscose 35% Poly 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Royal Blue, Teal, Red & Ecru big paisley print Ponte Roma Jersey. 55% Polyester 45% Viscose
Chambray Blue jacquard Ponte weight Jersey. 95% Polyester 5% Elastane
Teal shot Ponte Roma Jersey 65% Polyester 35% Viscose
Pink, Green and Multicolour triangular and floral digital print 58% Polyester 34% Viscose and 3% Elastane Ponte Roma Jersey
Black 72% Viscose 23% Polyester 5% Elastane posh Ponte Roma Jersey
Black Viscose Polyester and Elastane Ponte Roma Jersey
Navy, Tan and Grey check heavy posh Ponte Roma Jersey 57% Poly 38% Viscose 5% Elastane
Jade and Cream Hermes style printed Poly Viscose Elastane Ponte Roma Jersey
Green Brown and Black paisley print 55% Polyester 45% Viscose Ponte Roma style Jersey