Saturday, March 24, 2012

Knit Top - Simplicity 2603

Warm weather is here & I need some new tops.  I like wearing knit tops, but not sewing them, especially hemming them.  I would probably like it better if I had a coverstitch machine.  But, haven't decided if I would use it enough to justify the $$$ for a new machine.

Anyway, back to the top.  I decided to use this Simplicity pattern.

Here you can see that the top is sleeveless.  I used the sleeves from the cardi & made them short. 

Funny thing, I originally bought this pattern to make a cardigan, but never made it.  But I have made the top before in February, 2010,  and wear it all the time.   The first time I made this top, I made a size medium straight out of the package, with the only alteration being to narrow the shoulders a little.  This is something I have to do on all tops I make.   The fit of the top was great.  This time, I decided I wanted more of a tunic type, so I made it a little looser.

Here's the fabric I used. It's a really pretty knit print from my stash; I believe I got it from a couple years ago.   It has a nice hand & is the perfect weight for a spring top.  And is SOOO comfy to wear!  I love this fabric.

Here are some pics of me wearing my new top.

Here's the first top I made from this pattern.