|The finished garment|
|My bargain fabric purchase|
This pattern is supposed to be made with a very stretchy knit so I needed to do a few things to accommodate the lack of stretch in my fabric:
1. Make the next size up to allow for the lack of stretch.
2. Increase the circumference of the arm quite a bit. I measured my bicep and added about an inch to that measurement and altered the sleeve accordingly.
3. Practice, practice, practice on the serger to get the stitch width and length correct. The entire garment, except for the ties, is constructed on the serger with 3/8" seam allowances so there is no room for error! And, the seams are supposed to come out with a ruffle look to them, but again, since my material had no stretch, I knew that wasn't going to happen.