Some fabric purchases don't even make it to the stash. They go straight from the pre-wash to the cutting table. This beautiful mustard/gold merino knit from The Fabric Store was one of those purchases. I just love the colour, even though I wasn't certain it would suit my colouring. Nothing that a slick of red lipstick won't fix!
The only thing that held the project up was trying to find a matching overlocker thread. I had no success at Clegs and was too lazy to shop around so I decided to French seam ALL the seams. It took a bit of extra time but was so worth it. I also played around with the finish of the external edges. I turned them over twice and then top stitched with a long and narrow zig-zag. The bottom hem is turned to the inside but the neckline edge is turned to the outside. Once the drape is hanging it flips out and the inside becomes the outside. The instructions have you leave the edge raw or simply overlock the edges. This fabric is quite fine so I decided to enclose the edges. Also, leaving the edges raw messes with me too much!