Monday, May 5, 2014

Blue and Gold swirls

I have a new top and have again used Kwik Sew 3740 view A without the cowl and raised the neckline by 3cm.

The fabric is called "Sandra Printed Knit" from Knitwit which I purchased in June 2012, I am loving the gold looking swirls.

My purls are making the neckline stick out!
I cut this top out on Anzac Day and took it to my ASG meeting on Saturday along with my Coverpro machine and knit binders as I wanted to try to do the neckline binding.

Here are some not so clear iPhone pictures more for my reference for future.

Neck binding has been threaded through and under the needles
Here the neckline is being fed into the binder
Maybe it was because I was jet lagged but with Alison's reminders about setting it up, I was rather surprised when it worked first time, even calling the rest of the group over to have a look which was probably why I ran off the neckline at the very end, but thankfully Coverstitch is very easy to pull out.

It did take a few more goes to get the binding on, I also spray starched the neckband once which seemed to make a difference.

Here is a close-up of the bound neckline and I still have some work to do to get the stitching to sit correctly on the back of the binding.

You will see a lot more of this top during May worn with various skirts and jeans!

2014 Stash Out: 8.95 m
2014 Stash In:  40.75m


Diana said...

Very pretty top. Sharon you always amaze ma how you stick to colour ways you know suit you well!

RhondaBuss said...

Fabulous top!! I love the pattern, and it looks so nice on you. I can even see this with a pair of velvet pants. said...

Beautiful. I'm having a bit of fabric envy, and my yearning for a cover stitch machine is increasing!

This is going to make your MMM just that much more beautiful!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous top looks lovely on you. I can see this print going with so many of the garments you have made

Vicki said...

Very nice fabric. A overstitch machine sounds like a lot of fun. Have fun perfecting it.

Valerie said...

Lovely top, the fabric is beautiful.

KathyS said...

Beautiful top. I love the fabric but your colours don't suit me. However, your style does. I get lots of lovely ideas from your blog. Thanks so much. said...

Another lovely top - your sewing is always so neat. The colours are lovely - it really is important to know what colours work and to stick to them in order to build a wardrobe of garments that work with each other.

Judith said...

Love that fabric! You will get a heap of wear out of that lovely top this winter season ... J

Cherrypix said...

You're getting very pro with that Coverstitch machine! Looks great!

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

Lovely top. The colours in the fabric suit you so well.

BeaJay said...

OMG - I thought I had fabric envy before - Love it - love the whole top... Gorgeous. Shame I missed the coverpro demo.