Teen Spirit 2

After falling in love with my last Teen Spirit top, I though I would make a second version – this time in black. I didn’t want to wait for an online order so I opted to got to Joann’s for their stretch French terry. That’s where I made my mistake.

So, what went wrong? For starters, the stretch French terry isn’t soft – even after washing it. The underside is scratchy and it doesn’t sew up very well either. Secondly, it has a lot more body than my original version so it hangs much differently – almost unflattering. And lastly, the hood is too wide for my taste. While I liked the standard neckline, this one just seems too big. Needless to say, this top is not love this time around. Before I consider this a wadder, I think I’m going to toss it in the wash again to see if I can’t get it to soften some. Then, I may shorten it to a more cropped version to see if I like it better.

2 thoughts on “Teen Spirit 2

  1. Chris Schwab

    You might try adding some Coke to the load, no soap… Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns has a few YouTube’s that discuss it. Good luck!

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