Whilst I’ve been coverstitching my clothes for some time, my newfound love of the reverse coverstitch knows no bounds. It has led me down a bit of a rabbit hole as I explore sewing patterns with style lines that lend themselves to coverstitching.
I noticed on Instagram that Meggipeg has also been experimenting with coverstitching, so we embarked on a short email exchange about suitable patterns and she alerted me to this one – the Lady Aimee which is a free pattern.
Not only does this easy-to-make pattern lend itself to coverstitching, it also is brilliant for colour blocking and using all those scraps I have lying around. My problem is that my scraps are really boring, so I had a rummage and found a few spools of variegated thread. I tried them out in the looper and chose this one, which both tones and contrasts nicely.
It’s interesting that the brown section just disappears into the burgundy. I was so pleased with this top that I just threw it on and snapped some photos. Shame about the lack of lipstick!
I think I like the back view best. The fabrics are both fine wool, the cream leftover from this top and the burgundy is left over from a long sleeved t-shirt I made for Mark (unblogged). I do notice that the sleeves are really long and I shall take a couple of centimetres off them next time.
I also made a summer weight version. I tried to find more interesting fabrics and decided to mix floral and stripes. Again these are all fabrics from my scrap box and I was quite pleased with the way they toned.
Plain coverstitching on this one!
I ran a bit short of the striped fabric so made a yoke from some scraps from the scraps! Coverstitched it of course!!
I ran the stripes in the opposite direction to the lower part and really like the effect.
The fabrics are all light weight cotton knits and this is one of the most comfortable t-shirts I own. I was able to wear it on a beautiful day that promised summer, and we went for a bike ride in the bush. This is the Blackwood River, which is still fairly swollen from the winter rains, but the levels are falling rapidly now. Having said that, the weather went pear shaped a day or two later, so the levels may have risen again!