Remember what Little Hunting Creek wrote about the Paradox of Choice? I signed on to join her schedule. The plan skidded off the rails when I had a little hang up with sewing a border print. Anyway, it may be time to get back with the program.
I found myself sewing with silk, February's plan, in July. Behold, Vogue 1291 in cotton/lycra interlock and silk crepe de chine (cdc).
I had only 24" on the wide side and 40" on the long side of the of this 44" wide cdc. The pattern called for 1 5/8 yards and I had much less than that. Fortunately, single layer cutting allowed me to lay all the pieces out and on the intended grain. If you want to reduce waste, try single layer cutting.
I initially gathered the front sleeve at the neckline, but didn't like how that looked. Ungathered, there is still enough room for your arm in the bottom opening.
The shape of the knit body panels fit nicely into the scraps leftover from cutting out the skirt, Vogue 1358. You can see version #4 and #5. I bought the navy interlock at Fabrix during PR weekend.
While the serger was threaded in navy, I made one other thing. But, I want to digress to some science explaining before I get back to sewing blogging.