Thanks to my friend, colleague and sew-ist extraordinaire, Mary Glenn, for putting together this blog.
Mary is one of the finest (and fastest) sew-ists I know. We met at a Design Outside the Lines retreat many years ago. After experiencing Mary's expertise, Diane Ericson and I invited her to come to the retreats as our assistant where she is a whiz at solving sewing and fitting problems and keeps everyone laughing with her Irish charm and humor.
In her own work life, Mary can whip up a bridal gown and dresses for the bridesmaids or invent window treatments or make her own line of handbags....all true. Last spring Mary came to Oregon to assist with Diane Ericson's Design Outside the Lines retreat in Ashland and afterwards she came over to visit the ArtBarn. In spite of the fact that she has very little time to sew for herself, Mary took a cut of our Obsidion Sequin Knit.
In Mary's words:
While visiting Marcy in June I kidnapped some of her black sequin knit and made a great addition to my wardrobe. I love that it's possible to to use fabrics usually used in formal wear and use them in casual clothes as well. This fabric is beautiful, easy to sew and comfortable to wear.
I decided to use Vogue 8839 as it was a simple design without too many fitting issues. The fabric has a wide knit border on both sides and I took advantage of this and used it in the design.
|Obsidion Sequin Knit|
I followed pattern directions for the body of the top, sewed the right side of the collar to the wrong side of the top to just above the bust. This hid the seam allowance and also made a comfortable neck edge. I reversed the seam allowance below that point.
Marcy's black sequin sweater using Vogue 8975
Mary found these examples of dressed down sequins in current ready to wear.
Sequin Knits on Buy of the Week through September 20
'I lived in Ireland for the first half of my life and Philadelphia for the second half....so far!
I have always loved sewing and all things creative. I have started an Inspired Sewing and Design Blog to connect with like minded friends.
Thanks to Mary for her inspiration.
We'd love to hear your ideas for these knits and see photos of your projects.
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