Added Dec 10, 2012
I started this project in summer. Unfortunately my crappy cheap sewing machine had some pretty big issues handling the knit fabric. So I had to put the project aside after just a few stitches. A couple of months later I came across an old Singer 237 on eBay classifieds. It’s a machine from the 60ies or 70ies, still made from metal. I’m in love with this old lady! Not only does it look nice but it sews like heaven: Smoothly, straightly and above all: Every fabric I want it to. Including knits!
After fixing that sewing machine issue the summer top was actually very nice and simple to sew. I learned a lot again, including the fact that you don’t need to cut knit fabric on the bias (which … uhum … I did).
I cut the shirt it 2 sizes smaller than my actual size. When I was finished cutting I realised that I had totally forgotten to add the seam allowances. Never mind – the top fits me perfectly. I guess if I had added the seam allowances it would have been to loose. So now, in early December I am finally done with my Summer Top project. I’ll propably have to go on holidays to a warmer country now (-:
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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