You know how “some people never learn”?? Hi. I’m Some People.
And what I never learn is that whenever I take a super dorky photo and share it with Judy, be it for pattern tests or now for fabric promotion, she uses it as her main image. If you have the SOS Knit Pants from P4P, check the last pages of the tutorial section…you’ll know what I mean.
Anywho. I shared this gem of a photo with my friend Judy….and now it’s one of the main images on the homescreen of Anchor Fabrics. I about died when I saw it. So ridiculous and dorky, haha.
Y’all, modeling can’t get any more expert than this. In my head I’m thinking “show how cozy this Monochromatic Tie Dye French Terry is”. And in my actions…all I could think was to pet my face with it. I’ll be teaching modeling classes soon, don’t worry.
Okay, let’s talk fabric and what I made with mine!
This french terry from Anchor Fabrics is the softest, squishiest fabric I’ve sewn and worn in a long time. Some might even call it “delicious”. Because it really is.
It weighs in only at 190 GSM, so it’s not overbearing to put on your body, but it’s so thick and warm and cozy and all the good things!
The fabric itself has ZERO horizontal stretch, but an incredible amount of vertical stretch — clocking in at 50% stretch on the vertical. So I just turned my fabric around and sewed it with the stretch going across my body, and made this adorable All Buttoned Up cardigan.
Had I not turned it, my arms most likely wouldn’t have been able to bend while wearing it. The All Buttoned Up does have a negative ease to it, so you’ll want to do what I did and go against the grain if you’re planning on making something form fitting with your new french terry.
I decided I wanted an open faced cardi, so I left the button sewing for another day and am very pleased with the results of my new fall/winter layering piece! Isn’t it ca-ute??
What do you think you’d make with this super soft, squishy gorgeousness? Maybe lean towards the oversized version of clothing, or find something more form fitting like me?