I know I posted very recently about my first Gable but the main reason for a further report so soon afterwards is because of this fabric. I just love it!
It’s the eco-jersey I bought from Ditto during the recent Portslade meet up. I’d seen it online but decided to wait until I could actually touch it. Once I had there was no way I was leaving without it.
This fabric is made without the use of chemicals which is reassuring because who wants formaldehyde (amongst other things) next to their skin? This is also just about the best jersey I’ve ever sewn with. The level of stretch was perfect and it has good recovery. It is REALLY soft and the edges stay flat and smooth when it is cut. It also washed very well and didn’t distort.
I made up the Gable in no time and wore it on Day 14 of #mmmay17. I think because this fabric is firmer than the one I used for the first version the neckline felt slightly too high and began to feel like it was choking me. Then my mother pointed out that it looked a bit high so I couldn’t stop thinking about it after that! The beauty of this top is that the neckline is sewn right at the very end. The instructions state that it should be sewn with a long straight stitch so it was very easy to unpick the front neckline, drop it down slightly and re-sew. I wore it again on Day 17 and although it doesn’t really look any different, it does feel much better.
The Gable is definitely the top I’ve always been looking for and I will be making more. Hopefully in chemical-free jersey.