The first top I made was a long sleeve brown turtleneck top made out of a bamboo knit jersey I purchased at NY Elegant Fabrics in NYC. I made it to go with the sweater knit cardigan I made a few months back. I love the cardigan but the fabric feels itchy to me so I decided to make a long sleeve turtleneck to shield me from the itchy fabric:
Which then led me to make another turtleneck in a wonderful navy blue fabric a dear friend convinced me I just had to have (and she was right). It was purchased in one of those little stores on 39th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues that always has a "Going Out of Business" sign but never does. I got the end of the bolt:
All of the above tops are self-drafted patterns. They are sewn 100% on the serger. For the turtlenecks, I made sure to use the 3 thread overlock stitch on my machine. I believe this stitch has a good amount of give to it which allows the neckline to stretch enough to fit my big head (ha!). I used the coverstitch for all of the hems. I also sewed darts into all of the tops using the technique I wrote about in a previous post:
They are all very comfortable and great to wear by themselves or under jackets. I am not done making knit tops yet! I will post again soon...
You've been on a roll, love your 4 tops!ReplyDelete
Thank you Faye!Delete
I love them all! I'm sure they will be in heavy rotation!ReplyDelete
Thanks Vanessa! Yes, I have worn each of them several times already.Delete
Ha ha ha about the 4 tops and "I can't help myself" :)ReplyDelete
Your tops look great!
Thank you Kyle! Love that song...Delete
Your tops look great on you. I'm impressed by the edge finishing, too.ReplyDelete
LOL! after reading your post, I just had to go to youtube and play "I can't Help Myself"
Thanks so much! I love all of the Motown music. But the song I have stuck in my head right now is the song by the Four Tops, "Bernadette."Delete
All such great basics! You will wear these to death I am sure.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Basics are not very exciting but certainly necessary in a wardrobe, at least for me.Delete
These are wonderful basics Tomasa. I particularly like the brown turtle neck and the bamboo will be lovely to wear. Did you use a pattern for these? xxReplyDelete
Thank you Dawn! The brown bamboo fabric is so soft. I love it! I used patterns I drafted myself using draping/measurement techniques.Delete