I made a second jumper for 14yo. Same pattern as the skulls (I just have it pinned rather than draped to Betsy). Hanging the hem for a couple of days – I expect this fabric to drop.
She’s going to love it. The cotton flannel is so soft and snuggly…
It won’t last. I sent out for this fabric with my order of the second bit of skull fabric, I thought 14yo could use a second dress, and that would skip paying for shipping.
I’m not thrilled. I’ve bought a few pieces of fabric off of fabric.com – and all of it has been about Joann’s level of quality. (Not.High). It’s going on my list as the place to shop when I want something very specific (like skulls) but not necessarily something quality. I’ve about a 90% success rate with fabricmartfabrics.com – I’ll stick to them for my basic stuff (and Mood for the Good Stuff). They run sales constantly – if you sew, please go over and register for their emails. It’s worth waiting for your desired bit to go on sale, the sales are REALLY good and the fabric has been quite good.
This fabric is very thin, it stretches off grain if you look at it hard, and it’ll be pilled in 5-10 washes. After the first bit of wrestling, I stopped worrying about trying for perfection and just let it be. I’m normally sniffy about getting my plaids matched (the pinnacle was plaid-matching a princess-seamed shirt) and … yeah, no. Whatever. She’s 14. Horrible Things were going to happen to it anyway.
But it will be cute for the moment. And it gave me a break from writing, which I needed. Next up, I’ve promised to sew something nice for 18yo in vests. He’s seriously owed.