This is my new sewing project, I am making C but with A arms. Due to the fact I am not blessed with toned tanned arms (doesn't help it is winter here).
I am using a Silk Jersey Knit in a stunning deep purple. Which should make me look thinner but bring a little colour to my wardrobe.
I pre washed my uncut material in cold water on the delicate cycle (delicate cycle does not get used a lot in my house) and chucked it in the dryer on low heat setting. After reading that some knits will shrink after the garments first wash.
* TIP ALWAYS START WITH A FRESH, NEW NEEDLE FOR EVERY NEW PROJECT. (Confession that i do not always do this.)
Need to run out and buy a size 75/11 (European and American sizes which is funny cause i live in Australia) stretch needle. Best used for bed linen jersey, knit cotton, fleece, jersey with elastic, Lycra, silk jersey, velour jersey, velvet, lingerie. A stretch needle has a deep scarf to prevent skipped stitches. And if i can't find a stretch needle i will have settle for a ball point needle.
TEST FOR THE RIGHT NEEDLE SIZE:
- Cut a piece of thread that you are using for your project about 12 inches long and thread it through the needle.
- Hold the thread vertical and fairly taut.
- Then from the top spin the needle. It should slip down the thread. If it doesn't, you need a larger needle.