Sunday, May 27, 2018

Taupe knit top - V8572

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this back in October 2017, it had just been finished but as it was a winter top, it went straight into the wardrobe to wait for the weather to get cool enough to wear.


Fast forward to last weekend, the weather had turned nice and chilly and my top had it's first outing at the Annual Australian Sewing Guild Rhodes Fashion Sewers Sewing Retreat at The Tops Conference Centre at Stanwell Tops.

This fabric was purchased in the USA in 2011 from the same shop the fabric for my Skewed Cowl Collared Top but this one was a very stable knit.


Working with my V8572 my TNT Woven top I:

*  Bound the neckline with the A Binder on my Coverstitch



* split the side seam 12cm above the pattern hem, also offsetting the front and back hems by 1.5cm.



* used my Coverstitch again to do the hems, and when I came to the corners I raised the needles, keeping the longer needle just in the fabric, pulling some thread forward, turning the fabric and started sewing again, this kept it all very even.




Now to work out what other garments this top goes with in my wardrobe.

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2018 Stash Out: 1.5m
2018 Stash In: 0m

4 comments:

Angela said...

Nice top! I have to try this trick how to sew around a corner with the coverstitch.

Sarah Liz said...

Lovely basic top - I am sure as you replenish your wardrobe you will find this a good piece to work back with. Yes, I worked out how to turn corners with the coverstitch as well - very like the way you do it.

Jan Q said...

Nice looking top.

Dilliander said...

A lovely top with happy memories.