A while back, I was asked if I wanted to join the Minerva Brand Ambassadors. I said yes.
Every month, I have been receiving an email with a large amount of fabrics to choose from. If I make a selection I receive the fabric that is available from my list for free, including shipping, in exchange for a blog post on Minerva within two months of receiving the fabric.
Receiving free fabric is another way for me to sew on a budget as well as participate in a sewing challenge. Many months passed because it’s not so easy for an indecisive person to make a selection. It helps to have a pattern in mind when choosing. I decided to ask for a knit fabric since I don’t have any in stash.
And I wrote my first post about sewing a top version of the wrap dress from McCalls L9505 with a rayon/spandex knit. I picked the pattern up this past spring at Wal-Mart.
This slinky knit was the first thing I sewed on my new machine. The stretchiness of the rayon knit fabric is nicely stabilized at the neckline with woven bias tape used as a facing. The print reminded me of a William Morris design. I think the scale, and the rust and navy colors are flattering on me.
I was excited to wear my new top (along with my stretchy ponte pants) out to lunch the first week of 2022.
This is the link to my post on Minerva. It is a big help to see what a fabric looks like sewn up in a garment when you are buying online.
I’m late with my wrap-up of 2021, and goals for 2022, but they’re coming up.