Maddy Tank in Knit

Added Sep 17, 2007

by pinkhibiscus

Ithaca, New York...

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Description

no alterations. Fabric was from fabricmart and I was really disappointed when I got it! wasn’t the knit texture I thought it would be…so I used it to test the pattern first before I do it on a wool fabric. The fabric was a bit heavy and hard to work with (fixing stitch lengths..blah blah blah).
I think the fit is okay. I will try it next on wool.

Material Notes

medium weight knit

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

burdastyle for the pattern

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    Nov 9, 2007, 07.01 AMby pinkhibiscus

    It would be a great piece with stretchy sling material although it’s a pain to sew! Looking forward to the finished piece :)

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    Sep 22, 2007, 07.05 PMby emilykate

    No, the fabric I used was just too slippery and stretchy- and I am not good at the best of times at turning precise angles on my overlocker/serger. I should have pieced it together first with a straight basting stitch on my regular machine but I was kidding myself I had the skills to do it right on the serger :o(

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    Sep 21, 2007, 04.10 PMby pinkhibiscus

    ah…(blush) really? I guess the difficult part in this pattern is to not mix up the pieces when you cut(pin it to the paper pattern). Then careful try to orient it to the correct position. Is that the part troubling you?

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    Sep 19, 2007, 06.15 PMby emilykate

    Okay pinkhibiscus, having spent my day off yesterday attempting to emulate your bold knit-variation of Maddy… I now bow down to you as the master. My efforts were a dismal failure. YOU THE SEWIST!

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    Sep 19, 2007, 10.42 AMby pinkhibiscus

    The fabric looks great, but its the texture I don’t like. Actually, I thought all knits are cotton, which is my mistake…so this one is like rougher polyester material. I was hoping for a softer one :p I have no special foot, just the regular one…I top stitched it so it looks good on outside..but…a bit aweful on the inside(uneven). It turns out the texture seems to work great with MAddy. Size wise, I followed the actual measurements, I did not go down a size.

  • Emilykate_large

    Sep 18, 2007, 06.12 PMby emilykate

    I hadn’t thought to try Maddy with a knit, it works really well! I know you’re not jazzed on the fabric but I like it, it’s a nice print. You’ve done an especially good job on the binding at the armhole edges- did you use a cover-stitch machine/binding foot? And did you go down a smaller size in order to account for the knit stretch?

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    Sep 17, 2007, 10.14 AMby myk

    wow, great print, and I love the color! it’s worth the difficulties :)

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    Sep 17, 2007, 09.10 AMby majnets3s

    No mater of dificulties this is great version of Maddy top!

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    Sep 17, 2007, 04.28 AMby wyn

    Very nice. Whatever you say about the fabric doesn’t show in the finished piece.

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    Sep 17, 2007, 03.58 AMby fashion1

    looks really great! I like it, too.

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    Sep 17, 2007, 03.52 AMby lilo

    I like it! The fit is very good and the print is nice.

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    Sep 17, 2007, 02.01 AMby elainemay

    wow- i’m sorry to hear the fabric wasn’t what you wanted, but it looks great! the print is beautiful and suits the cut well. nice work.

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