Yesterday, I had a stopping point in a big project that I’ve been working on, so I thought I would have enough time to work on the Trifecta Top that I mentioned yesterday. While the pattern itself should be quickly sewn up, the materials I selected (a knit that likes to roll every time you touch it and pleather) were a booger to work with…. so the top that I thought would take an hour to sew turned into much, much more.
The most time consuming element? That pocket. While I am extremely pleased with how well it turned out (I declare it perfect), stretch pleather is not a friendly fabric to mold into shape – however, I did find low heat & a press cloth along with a temporary spray adhesive helped immensely.
I’m very pleased with the end result…. Taylor (who specifically requested this shirt) is on the fence saying she feels like Rubberman from American Horror Story (as seen on the cover art) and how would the shirt look in short sleeves? Grrr. I may take this version for myself (and cut off the 2″ she made me add to the hemline, I don’t feel that it was necessary to add more length) and see if I have enough materials for a cap sleeve…. I dread making that pocket again, though!