A couple of years ago, I took a Pattern-making for Knits class at FIT in NYC. One of the homework assignments was to draft a pattern for a slouchy knit top with dropped shoulders and a turtleneck. Back then, I made it in French terry and I love that top. I wear it frequently because it is so comfy and cozy. I decided to make it again in a different fabrication to wear for Thanksgiving.
I am wearing my new top with my Closet Case Ginger Skinny jeans which I wrote about it a previous post:
The top came together rather quickly. I am a slow sewer and I was able to put it together in an afternoon. That is rare for me. I always find some way of making a fast project slow-going but since I had already worked with this pattern, the fitting issues had been worked out.
Here you can see the silhouette:
Here is a view of the back.
I purchased the fabric at B&J Fabrics in NYC. It is a rayon poly blend with a textured surface. The interesting thing about the fabric, which I did not notice at the store, is that it is actually two knit fabrics woven together. I realized this at home when I cut the fabric and noticed the cut edge. Interesting, right?!:
I made sure to stabilize the shoulder seam with stay tape to prevent stretching. For knit tops, I often use the coverstitch for the hem but in this case, I wanted a more formal look to the top so I serged the raw edge and topstitched it using a walking foot (to prevent stretching). You can see the texture of the fabric in this photo:
If you would like to make a top with a silhouette similar to mine but don't want to draft the pattern, you can try Kwik Sew 4190 or Cutting Line Designs Fun with Fabrics pattern (the top).