Added Nov 3, 2012
Loosely fitted, pullover knit top with pleated neckline and sleeves gathered into cuffs. This top is based on McCall’s 6604 view D.
I lengthened the pattern and also widened it towards the hip to give it more room. I also did my usual sleeve length modification. I don’t like long sleeves on knit tops, always having to roll it up. Elbow length is perfect.
The first sleeve cuff I did followed the pattern and instructions. But I couldn’t fit the cuff around my sewing machine’s free arm! (My sewing machine with a narrower free arm is still in the shop.) Even trying to sew the cuff in the round without a free arm proved to be very difficult. Since the the cuff is interfaced, it didn’t stretch. The interfacing made the cuff feel uncomfortable, anyway. So, I ripped off the failed attempt, drafted a cuff for ribbing, and cut it out of the fashion fabric.
There was too much ease on the pattern’s sleeve cap, so I redrafted the cap, reducing the amount of ease to about 1 cm, and distributed that ease between the front and back armholes.
The neckline binding is a little too wide. I was playing around with widths. Finished binding that is 1 cm wide was not deep enough, a result from a previous knit top project. Next time, I’ll try a 2 cm wide finished binding.
cotton/Lycra blend knit jersey
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