5 out of 4 Knot Top5:03 PM
Today's top is the 5 out of 4 Knot Top . While I do a LOT of work for 5 out of 4, I actually purchased this pattern quite some time ago....
Today's top is the 5 out of 4 Knot Top. While I do a LOT of work for 5 out of 4, I actually purchased this pattern quite some time ago. But I was afraid to sew it up. Foolishness. As always, all opinions remain my own. Read on to see how it went.
Today's knot top is the top that almost was not! I know, the alliteration kills me too, but I could not not say it. Get it, knot, not, not, not. Someone put a fork in me, I'm done.
So how did today's post almost not happen. Our story begins a long long....
Ok, no, I won't go there, LOL. But i will give you the quick run down. We moved to New Jersey just a little over a year and a half ago. Before we moved, I said, "I should get my machine tuned up before we go." But I was worried it wouldn't be ready in time and I didn't want to make a 6 hour round trip to go pick it up from the shop. So I figured I'd take care of it when we moved here. Well, that didn't happen. Fast forward 1 1/2 years and last night my machine had had enough. It started eating my fabric. That was bad, VERY bad.
I was in the middle of this exact top! I tried cleaning out the bobbin case. No good. I changed the thread, the bobbin and the needle twice. GAH! Why wasn't it sewing! PANIC! MORE PANIC! Throw machine out window... No wait, don't throw machine out window. Whew, that was close.
So, I took a deep breath and snuck into my daughter's bedroom. She was asleep of course. I took her Electronic Janome Hello Kitty Machine off of her desk and took it down to my sewing area. I've never been more thankful to have a back up machine! So don't be like me, get your machine serviced. Treat it kindly and it will love you back. Abuse it and it will eat your fabric.
So on to the actual pattern review!
I of course picked my favorite black cotton/spandex from Purpleseamstress. I believe the rainbow chevron is also from Purpleseamstress but it is definitely NOT from this year. It is actually reclaimed from a dress I made last year, which means the fabric may be as many as 3 years old.
Winter Wear Designs Aviator Pants in fabulous Stretch French Terry from Nature's Fabrics. You can find the pant's full review here.