I’ve been eyeing the Black Superwash Wool Jersey since it was listed and this seemed like a great application for it. It’s light weight gives the full top some drape but the wool content should be enough to keep me warm.
When I first pulled the fabric out of the packaging I thought it was going to be too sheer, thankfully I was wrong. Also when I went back to look at the listing it is clearly described as Semi-Sheer. The Semi-wool feel was accurate as well as it isn’t itchy or irritating, though I do not suffer from sensitive skin. Also, it has a slub like texture that doesn’t show well in photos.
Sewing the bodysuit was pretty easy, especially if you’ve ever sew a swimsuit before. The trickiest part was attaching the elastic at the leg openings. The rest of the construction was the same as any raglan tee.
I really love the bodysuit, though I which it draped over a little more. When I make it again I will add 1.5″ to the bodice hem and hopefully that will result in the look I want.
I highly recommend this fabric and this pattern. I think I’m going to order the gray as well. I’m thrilled with my results!
Stay tuned Thursday when I planned to post my first sewalong for this pattern!!!
Pattern: Kommatia: Ferri Bodysuit
Pattern Description: A bodysuit featuring a blouse top, long batwing sleeves, a boat neckline and snaps closure are at the crotch. Make this elegant piece in no time using a wide range of knits, sweater knits or stretch velvet.
Sizing: XS-XL I sewed the Large
Fabric Used: Black Superwash Wool Jersey
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very
Likes: Raglan sleeve, dolman sleeve, wide scoop neck, neckband, bodysuit!
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None, but next time I will at 1″ the the bodice length
Would I sew it again? Yes, I already have and the sewalong is coming soon!
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely, great advanced beginners project.
Conclusion: Figure flattering bodysuit