Patch Work: Meet Mairi

Mairi was one of our very first customers.  She came in within the first week (day?) and was really excited about Patch!  She is self taught and totally fearless.  She’s made half her wardrobe and never  used a patterns until recently!  And did we mention she’s only 14?


Who: Mairi

What: Her own design in the ‘flint’ cotton/bamboo

Was this your first time working with knits?
Nope! I have used knits many times before and I find once you use knit fabric quite a few times, you realize more and more tricks.

Did you use a pattern?  Do you usually use patterns?
No, I did not use a pattern to make this project, I simply made a t-shirt pattern and then estimated how long a piece of fabric I would need to gather to make the skirt! I don’t usually use patterns but lately I have been branching out and trying a few.

What was the most challenging thing about this project?
The most challenging part about this project was sewing the sleeves on and making them fit just right in to the sleeve hole. I kept accidentally stretching the material  to fit the sleeves and I would end up with these little unwanted puckers in the sleeve seam; after a couple of tries I finally reached a point where I was  happy with how the sleeves turned out.

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