After I initially laid eyes on FS CAPUCINE Bathrobe my first thought was: ‘Hi there – I want you’ – then I noticed the attractive FS WAFFLE Weave Linen and increase! I discovered the proper combo. BUT on the identical time, I used to be a bit fearful.
The primary time I sewed with waffle weave was in April after I made a T-Shirt for my boyfriend. As all the time – I washed the material, lower it, sewed with it – and consequently had tons of wonky edges. It was a scorching mess! He loves it, as a result of I made it (thanks) however all I can see are uneven edges.
The error I made was washing the material earlier than chopping it.
Alternatively, I simply love the mushy and structured feeling of waffle weave – so I ordered some and hoped for the perfect.
Did I be taught from my mistake? In fact not!
Did I wash the material earlier than chopping it? Hell yeah I did!
Yesssss……welllllll…..that was quite a lot of ironing. So for those who hate ironing as a lot as I do – do your self a favor and DO NOT WASH THE WAFFLE WEAVE FABRIC BEFORE CUTTING IT!! I imply it – simply don’t (please).
Washing each shrinks and varieties the feel of waffle weave linen. For that reason, I might advocate sizing up on the sample to be sure to don’t find yourself with sleeves which might be too brief. (In German we name sleeves and pants which might be too brief floodwatersleeves/-pants‘ – unsure if that’s one thing you say in English as effectively – however I like phrases like this!)
As I nonetheless wished the outsized take care of the shrinking, I lower a dimension 8 despite the fact that I usually put on a dimension 4 or 6. The instruction of the CAPUCINE bathrobe could be very clear, effectively illustrated and I like the clear look of the double-folded seams. I’ve to say, I had some bother with these seams as waffle weave tends to fray and I’m not probably the most affected person individual. So for those who determine to only end the seams together with your overlock or zick-zack sew – no judgement from me. However for those who keep calm and do the double-folding I promise you, it can make your bathrobe look so skilled, you’ll LOVE IT!
When selecting your interfacing make certain it’s not too stiff.
And if you’re achieved with stitching – you may lastly wash it, let it dry and begin dwelling in your bathrobe.
(I really washed my CAPUCINE twice earlier than I took these pictures.)
PS: The entire analog pictures the place made by my pretty sister Karoline Frank (TAUSEND BUSSIS)