I was helping my mother-in-law do some cleaning at her house and found a drawer of old patterns. I picked out a few that I like and are my size. They aren't anything special or valuable, but they have sentimental value to me, and I might sew them. If not, maybe my granddaughter will one day.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I recently made four knit tops and decided to review all of them in one post.
For the first top, I used a Marcy Tilton pattern - Vogue 9057. I love this pattern.
Here's the front
And the back
The print fabric was purchased several years ago at WalMart and this is the second top I've made from it. It's a poly-blend, but is actually pretty nice.
For the 2nd top, I used this New Look pattern.
A black & gray lace sweatshirt
I like this top, except I made the neckline too big. It's too low, especially for a winter time, so I wear a lightweight top underneath it.
Another Vogue 9057
For this one, I used a reversible knit from Joann Fabrics. It's dots on one side and stripes on the other. I had planned to use the striped side for the sleeves or maybe the back or even the cuffs, but I didn't really like the look of it. It seems like a wasted opportunity, but I just couldn't make it work. So I only used the stripe for the neckband.
Last one and my favorite
For this top, I used Butterick 5925
This is the 2nd time I've made this pattern. I made my usual size medium, but I changed the shape of the neckline and added cuffs to the sleeves.
The print fabric is a beefy cotton blend that I've had for a long time, and don't remember where I bought it. I love the colors & pattern of the print and it's so soft & comfy. For contrast, I used a blue ponte for the side inserts, sleeve cuffs and neck binding; and a black/gray slub for the pockets.